Movies like Ivan & Abraham

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Ivan & Abraham (1993)
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Ivan & Abraham (1993)
Original name: Moi Ivan, toi Abraham
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belarus
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1930s Poland Christian boy Ivan goes to live with a Jewish family to learn a trade. He becomes friends with Abraham, the son of the family. However, anti-Semitism is rife in their environment, and they flee to escape an upcoming conflict. Journeying together, they demonstrate their inseparability.
Plot: female director, village, religion, jewish, friendship, gypsy, family relations, racism, christian, runaway, circumcision, friend, grandfather grandson relationship, cross cultural relations, coming of age, childhood friend, jewish culture, escape, mistaken identity, intolerance, interfaith relationship, ethnicity, odyssey
Time: 1930s
Place: poland

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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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The Bay Boy (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
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The Father (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: village, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, village life, teenage life, job seeking, youth, starting over, coming of age, young heroes, homecoming ...
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Sam & Me (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 23-year-old Nikhil comes to Canada from India to find his fortune and is convinced by his uncle to work as a companion and care-giver to Sam, an elderly Jewish man. An unlikely friendship ensues, which gives both men new insight into life.
Style: inter cultural
Plot: female director, tragic event, prejudice, jewish, racism, canadian, servant, immigrants, family relations, interracial relations, tradition, uncle nephew relationship ...
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Welcome Home (2015)
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Duration: 86 min.
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Yosemite (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's the fall of 1985. The intertwining tales of three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto, as the threat of a mountain lion looms over the community.
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Summer (2014)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 89 min.
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A Time in Quchi (2013)
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Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
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Hollow City (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Angola, Portugal
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Old Enough (1984)
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The Wound (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Turkey, Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, rough, stylized ...
Audience: kids
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Country: France
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Country: USA
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Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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1:01 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a Copenhagen suburb the 19-year-old Per is found unconscious after having been badly beaten up. He is taken to hospital in a coma. The police have no clues, but the air is thick with suspicion. His mother struggles to maintain her faith in his ...
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