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The Long Absence (1961)
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The Long Absence (1961)
Original name: Une aussi longue absence
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Long Absence (French: Une aussi longue absence) is a 1961 French film directed by Henri Colpi. It tells the story of Therese (Alida Valli), a café owner mourning the mysterious disappearance of her husband sixteen years earlier. A tramp arrives in the town and she believes him to be her husband. But he is suffering from amnesia and she tries to bring back his memory of earlier times.
Style: psychological, sincere, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: memory loss, cafe, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, physical appearance, haunted by the past, human nature, couples, dancing, amnesia, drifter, disappearance, pretty girl, magazine, patience, husband wife relationship, scar, homelessness, loss of husband, seine river, screaming, jukebox, following someone ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and gloomy films with plots about couples, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment and human nature mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Long Absence: Cet amour-l? (2001), Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963), We Won't Grow Old Together (1972), Phantom Pain (2009), A Few Days of Respite (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, couples, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, wartime life, destiny, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chamber drama about a widow and her son who live in an antique shop in Boulogne. The widow invites a man whom she loved twenty-two years earlier to visit. Her son is haunted by Muriel, a young woman whose death he may have caused while serving as ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: dishonesty, injustice, couples, one more chance, hopes, life is a bitch, homecoming, introspection, tragic love, road not taken, lovers reunited, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria
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70%
We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, talky, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: breakup, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couples, family problems, disintegration, unfulfillment, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
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62%
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Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: disability, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, redemption, human spirit, misfit, family relations, parents and children, new love, cyclist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: friendship, small town, hopes, love and romance, couples, friends, love affair, couple relations, introspection, human nature, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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62%
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To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, reunion, starting over, haunted by the past, human spirit, hopes, auschwitz, friends, strong female presence, older woman younger man relationship, seaside, woman in a bikini ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1960s, 60s
Place: france, europe
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The Girl on the Train (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Girl on the Train is a 2009 French drama film directed by André Téchiné. Jeanne is a young woman, striking but otherwise without qualities. Her mother tries to get her a job in the office of a lawyer, Bleistein, her lover years ago. Jeanne ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: anti semitism, destructive relationship, false accusation, human nature, couple relations, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, journalism, seduction, media, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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57%
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G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reflection on love and pleasure experienced by three women, set in France, New York, and Shanghai.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the run, obsessive quest, friendship, haunted by the past, on the road, looking for love, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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53%
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No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: pension, colonel, parents and children, small town, hopes, couple relations, family relations, downfall, family life, small town life, haunted by the past, poverty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Fiances (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young man has a renewed interest in his girlfriend when he takes a job that separates the two.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, emotional, touching
Plot: longing, long distance relationship, hopes, starting over, romance, dishonesty, couple relations, working class, true love, infidelity, introspection, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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52%
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A Lake (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story takes place in a country about which we know nothing: a country of snow and dense forests somewhere in the North. A family lives in an isolated house near a lake. Alexi, the brother, is a young man with pure heart. A woodcutter. An ...
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: physical appearance, mysterious character, family relations, forbidden love, wilderness, human nature, family problems, obsession, couple relations, love and romance, isolation, love triangle ...
Place: europe
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50%
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I Don't Kiss (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A good-looking but naive lad leaves his mountain village to try and make his way in Paris. He thinks maybe he will try acting but things don't go too well for him. Eventually he is forced to sell himself to men and though he meets an attractive ...
Style: sincere, bleak, gloomy, touching, sexual ...
Plot: prostitution, love and romance, prostitute, gender, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, couples, innocence lost, down on your luck, fall in love, city life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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49%
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Madame Rosa (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and her favorite, an Algerian lad whom she raises as a ...
Style: sincere, gloomy, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, destructive relationship, concentration camp, survival, wartime life, tragic love, redemption, adoption, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, aging ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
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49%
Above Us Only Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A woman discovers the man she has lived with for years is not who she thought he was...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere
Plot: couple relations, starting over, betrayal, hopes, dishonesty, couples, longing, human nature, love, lie, death of husband, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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48%
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The Pianist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mario Gas directed this music-themed Spanish drama set in Barcelona of the mid-'80s. When famed composer Lluis Doria (Laurent Terzieff) visits a transvestite club, he learns his lifelong friend Albert Rossell (Serge Reggiani) is the house ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, reunion, friends, confined, musician's life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, state affairs, love and romance, artists and showbiz, transvestite ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: paris france, barcelona, europe, spain, france ...
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You Can't Write a Letter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julien and Nina sign a pact with the universe: they must enjoy life, whatever the cost. Will that decision lead them to happiness, or to their disappearance?
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: terminal illness, optimism, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, couples, sister sister relationship, love, death, unfulfillment, aids, feather ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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44%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, golden years, elderly, family in crisis, death in the family, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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43%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, couple relations, prison life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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42%
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The Mountain (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 73 min.
Story: This is the story of Nora and Solveig, a grief-stricken couple on a hike through the mountain range where they had a traumatic experience two years prior. Nora and Solveig are hiking through a snow-covered, rough, but beautiful scenery on a tour of ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mountain, couples, family problems, haunted by the past, introspection, hopes, death in the family, couple relations, gender, dealing with death, lesbian relationship, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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42%
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The Cat (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished. His cat Greffier being the only one he still gives ...
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: couples, pets, family feud, family problems, breakup, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, elderly, graphic violence, couple relations, obsession, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe
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Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man travels to Holland for an assisted suicide. The young man was convinced that this was his only way of ending an existence that he considered to lack any dignity.
Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: human nature, family relations, dull life, unfulfillment, dealing with death, urban, siblings relations, sexual content, death wish, human rights, disability, urban setting
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, holland, amsterdam
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41%
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Elisa (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now she wants to unravel her past and find her father whom she ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: graphic violence, estrangement, family relations, arson, family problems, mentally unstable, hopes, on the road, cons and scams, track down, redemption, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, brittany
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41%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, midlife crisis, human nature, infidelity, introspection, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
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40%
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The Fire Within (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alain Leroy is a recovering alcoholic who decides to end his life, but first decides to visit his friends in Paris one last time, in an attempt at finding a reason to continue living.
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, addiction, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, melancholy, loneliness, life is a bitch, love and romance, downfall, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
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39%
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Eager Bodies (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paul and Charlotte are in love. Charlotte discovers she has a grave malady and Paul supports her. But Paul is also attracted to Ninon, another girl. Charlotte accepts Paul to have an affair with her, and the three start a difficult and ambiguous ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, infidelity, love triangle, tragic hero, love and romance, terminal illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbianism, sex scene, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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38%
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Louise Wimmer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The middle-aged titular heroine (Masiero) of this bare-bones, Dardenne-esque debut has certainly fallen on hard times: Living between her car and a storage shed, working a part-time job as a hotel chambermaid, and trying against all odds to obtain ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: starting over, life is a bitch, human spirit, optimism, hopes, working class, nudity (full frontal - brief), cleaning lady, poverty, homelessness, single woman, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
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38%
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Red Desert (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, wife and mother Giuliana (Monica Vitti) desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo (Carlo Chionetti). ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: fog, factory, society, car accident, loneliness, anxiety, depression, mother son relationship, countryside, losing-it hero, social misfits, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy
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38%
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Marius (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to set off to a faraway land. Fanny, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: seaport, romance, obsession, couples, hopes, follow your dream, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, couple relations, lovers apart, self sacrifice, working class ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: france, south of france
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37%
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Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, hopes, human nature, family problems, couple relations, romance, unfulfilled love, couples, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
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36%
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The Letter (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro Abrunhosa, a poet and performance artist. He also loves her. She ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, moral dilemma, unfulfilled love, couple relations, couples, letter, nun, concert, singer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%