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The Rebirth (2007)
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The Rebirth (2007)
Original name: 愛の予感
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coincidence and the aftermath of violence. A man's middle-school daughter has been murdered. His wife is already deceased. He tells a counselor he wants to live in anonymity, working with his hands. He moves away and gets a job in a factory. The woman who is the mother of the killer wants to apologize to the father, although she knows it would change nothing. He refuses to meet. She moves back to her hometown. She works in the kitchen at an inn where the man now lives. No one speaks. He eats alone. He reads in his apartment. She walks to her home and has a sandwich. She keeps her eyes lowered. He drives to work. Does either want to connect? What bond can they establish? Written by
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, friendship, life is a bitch, small town, loss of daughter, forgiveness, friends, starting over, dealing with death, very little dialogue, deadly, interview
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and sincere films with plots about life is a bitch, friendship, haunted by the past, family relations, friends, family problems and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Rebirth: G.H.B. (2014), American Gun (2002), Bashing (2005), Hide Away (2011), Between Us (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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American Gun (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Bashing (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 88 min.
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Distance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
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Style: serious, psychological, bleak, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: afterlife, destiny, supernatural, terrorism, life is a bitch, estrangement, haunted by the past, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, religions or cults, lake ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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62%
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Cold Light (2004)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, psychological ...
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Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, disturbing, gloomy
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: teen drama
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, touching, bleak ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 85 min.
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Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 217 min.
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