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Coming to Terms with the Dead (1994)
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Coming to Terms with the Dead (1994)
Original name: Petits Arrangements avec les morts
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: While middle-aged Vincent (Didier Sandre) makes a sand castle on a beach in Brittany, France, his sister Zaza (Catherine Ferran) and brother Francois (Charles Berling) spend a summer day reflecting on death and loss. They think back on their sister who was killed 20 years earlier in a motorbike accident. Her sudden death has haunted the siblings ever since. Meanwhile, young boy Jumbo (Guillaume Charras), who himself just lost a friend to cancer, joins the three in conversation.
Plot: cancer, death, beach, death of child, death of sister, loss of sister
Time: 1990s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, avant garde and emotional films with plots about death, beach, cancer, hospital, female nudity, terminal illness and doctor mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Coming to Terms with the Dead: Beau fixe (1992), The Reject (2007), The Last Best Year (1990), Melody (2014), Mum's List (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Beau fixe (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of 4 girls decide to revise for their exams together, in the summer vacation. They move from Paris to the countryside, where Valerie's grandmother has a vacant house. The film is all about their inter-personal relationships, and how ...
Plot: country house, group of friends, female student, medical student, university student, seaside, friendship, beach, cousin cousin relationship
Time: 1990s
Place: france
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95%
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The Reject (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man whose life is on the verge of collapse looks for new inspiration in this drama from Serbian filmmaker Milos Radivojevic. On was once a reporter, but now makes his living working as a public relations man for a banking firm. On is in his ...
Plot: beach, sea, cunnilingus, lesbian couple, surrealism, male nudity, blood, friendship, death, female nudity, lesbian, father daughter relationship ...
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Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a doctor named Tomasz who questions his beliefs, faith and morality as his end is near, so he makes all efforts to find dignity in his imminent death.
Plot: doctor, cancer, meaning of life, makeup artist, monk, terminal illness, film set, ex husband ex wife relationship, pain, belief, divorce, monastery ...
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The Last Best Year (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jane (Bernadette Peters) has a dizzy spell while at home. As her condition does not improve, she consults a doctor who finds that she is very ill and that she has no family to help her through this very trying time. He enlists the help of a ...
Plot: death, childhood trauma, dying woman, cancer, humanity, dying, female friendship, terminal illness
Place: chicago illinois
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79%
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Melody (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Melody, 28 years old, a confused child born under the name X, decides to rent out her body in order to get the money she needs to realize her dream: opening a hair-dressing salon. To do so, she accepts to carry the child of Emily, a rich English ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, money, baby, bathtub, cancer, locked in, grandmother, homeless, surrogate mother, hairdresser, beach, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, belgium, europe
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78%
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Mum's List (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A dying mother's life lessons to the husband and sons she left behind. Based on the best-selling novel by St John (Singe) Greene, the film is the story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when ...
Plot: cancer, terminal cancer, mother, family, breast cancer, husband, wife, death, husband wife relationship, woman, dying woman, death of wife
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My Hindu Friend (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Diego is a film director very close to death, surrounded by people who are having trouble dealing with his current tempestuous mood. Chances are he won't survive, but if he does, that means he needs to relearn how to live. live.
Plot: illness, cancer, family problems, survival, death, simulated blow job, hospital, impotence, vagina, labia, cancer patient, friends falling out ...
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65%
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Frankie (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 98 min.
Story: About three generations of a family grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in the historic town of Sintra, Portugal.
Plot: beach, terminal illness, legend, actress, blowing out candles on a birthday cake, tourist, playing piano, swimming pool, bracelet, cancer, singing, birthday ...
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Lola (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film is a French-Spanish production and most of the dialog is in French. 'Lo que se de Lola' - in English 'What I know about Lola' - is about a lonely guy, living an uneventful life in Paris. He takes care of his mother. One ...
Plot: loneliness, subway, apartment, television, hospital, beach, swimming pool, coma, elevator, death, female nudity, funeral ...
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Top Hearts! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A woman (Karin Viard) in the fourth month of her first pregnancy fights to save the baby while being treated for breast cancer.
Plot: breast cancer, pregnant woman, hospital, shaved head, pregnancy, cancer
Time: 1990s
Place: france
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This Summer Feeling (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
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Plot: friendship, psychology, sex scene, cat, drawing, hospital, beach, death, female nudity, cigarette smoking, concert, male nudity
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120 Beats Per Minute (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
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Hell (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, emotional
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sophia Antipolis (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Sophia Antipolis: a technopole on the French Riviera, a place where dreams should come true. But fear and despair lurk beneath the surface. Under a deceitful sun, five lives map out the haunting story of a young woman: Sophia.
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: avant garde
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49%
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Boxes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
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49%
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Genre: Drama
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Diving (2017)
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42%
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The Shadow Box (1980)
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41%
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40%
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38%
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The Absent (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, France
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