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The Wishing Tree (1976)
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The Wishing Tree (1976)
Original name: ნატვრის ხე
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This poetic parable is part of Tenghiz Abuladze’s cinematic triptych: “The Supplication” – “The Wishing Tree” – “Repentance”. The place is Georgia at the beginning of the 20th century. That’s how director Tenghiz Abuladze described his film: “’The Wishing Tree’ is a film about the people lit up by a dream. Every character has its own ideal. One is worshipping the skies, another the earth, some idolize the body, others elevate the spirit. Some destroy the body, others the soul…” Marita, the film’s heroine, arrived here to live with her aunt. She meets a poor young lad, Gedia, and falls in love with him. But her relatives are determined to marry the girl off to a local rich man…
Plot: boy meets girl, tree, love, tragedy, male objectification, priest, christianity
Place: georgia, caucasus, russia, georgia (former ussr)

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, contemplative and touching films with plots about love, village, death, countryside, male nudity, male objectification and priest mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Wishing Tree: The Entreaty (1967), The Confession (1990), Repentance (1984), Falling Leaves (1966), Barbara (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Entreaty (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Based on the poems “Aluda Ketelauri” and “The Guest and the Host” by the classic of Georgian literature Vazha Pshavela This film opens Tengiz Abuladze’s trilogy (“The Plea”, “The Wishing Tree”, “Repentance”), which discusses ...
Plot: crying woman, death, murder, crying, tradition, countryside, exile, severed arm, small community, enemy, sacrifice, grave ...
Place: chechnya, caucasus, georgia (former ussr), russia
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The Confession (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
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Repentance (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 153 min.
Story: The day after the funeral of Varlam Aravidze, the mayor of a small Georgian town, his corpse turns up in his son's garden. Although it is secretly reburied, the corpse keeps returning until the police capture the local woman who is ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, jury, totalitarianism, satire, mysterious character, life is a bitch, rebellion, dishonesty, fighting the system, tragic hero, legal, state affairs ...
Place: russia, georgia, ussr, soviet union, georgia (former ussr) ...
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Falling Leaves (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State.
Plot: student, university, job, boy meets girl, male female relationship, family relations, love, friend, best friend, young man, graduation, factory ...
Place: russia, caucasus, georgia (former ussr)
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Barbara (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the warnings of the surrounding community and his own religious ...
Plot: love, priest, widow
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Pastorale (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the mountain village comes a group of young musicians in Tbilisi. Here they are going to relax and rehearse. Sad story about the final rupture occurred, the peasants do not sing beautiful old songs, the musicians play music incomprehensible to ...
Plot: cultural difference, village, country girl, drinking, musician, countryside, family relations, job, hospitality, string quartet, rehearsal, wine ...
Place: caucasus, georgia (former ussr), russia
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Ashik Kerib (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's got the daughter to promise not to marry till his ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: romance, countryside, true love, homecoming, on the road, family relations, couples, love and romance, obsessive quest, adventure, islam, merchant ...
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The Guardian (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 16 years of imprisonment, 40-years-old Gogliko is released from jail. He doesn't exactly know what he did that deserved 16 years of jail time. A free man, a changed country awaits him. His personal life has drastically altered. His ...
Place: caucasus, tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
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The Legend of Suram Fortress (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film version of a well-known Georgian folk-tale. A young boy has to be immured into the walls of a fortress in order to stop it from crumbling to pieces.
Style: gloomy, stylized, serious, fable, folk tale
Plot: fortress, legends and myths, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, save the day, rivalry, gay, folk hero, ancient mystery, good samaritan ...
Time: middle ages
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story takes place between December 1994 and February 1995 in a small village near Valencia, Spain, where the lives of four people - a child, a thief and two doctors - intersect. At the same time, the great love of one woman's life suddenly ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: suspense
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
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Place: russia
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Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juvaj Jakubiskoʼs first feature film after a forced nine-year-long break is a story about an unconventional man, Jozef Matúš. He arrives to a small village in eastern Slovakia to settle down and start a family. He is ready to subordinate ...
Plot: tree, house, waterfall, celebration, divorce, male nudity, tragedy, small town, surrealism, property, construction, father daughter relationship ...
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 82 min.
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Duration: 115 min.
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Farewell (1983)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 121 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Country: Soviet Union
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Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 102 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
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Country: Soviet Union
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Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, contemplative
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