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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: death, cancer, beach, death of child, death of sister, loss of sister, female director
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: brittany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and captivating films with plots about death, beach, cancer, hospital, female nudity, family relations and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Coming to Terms with the Dead: Beau fixe (1992), Boxes (2007), She Lives! (1973), The Reject (2007), Diving (2017). 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: final exam, seaside, female student, medical student, cousin cousin relationship, university student, country house, group of friends, beach, friendship
Time: 90s
Place: france
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95%
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Boxes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Anna, 50 years old, moves into her new house. Rooms are full of boxes which contain a lot of things and plenty of memories. Anna has lived many lives and her past comes out of these boxes. Her parents surely, but also her children and their fathers, ...
Style: semi autobiographical
Plot: half sister, old age, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, surrealism, death, family relations, nostalgia, moving, box, female director
Place: brittany
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95%
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She Lives! (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young couple searches for the cure for the girl's terminal illness.
Plot: cancer, college student, star crossed lovers, dying young, disease, melancholy, terminal illness, love, death
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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, surrealism, lesbian couple, female nudity, sea, lesbian, male nudity, oral sex, bandit, father daughter relationship, dog, friendship ...
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Diving (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A restless photographer leaves her family to "find herself" and takes up deep-sea diving.
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife conflict, death by drowning, baby, diving, subway, sex scene, boat, death, death of wife, night, radio ...
Place: brittany
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78%
The Last Best Year (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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: dying woman, terminal illness, childhood trauma, cancer, humanity, female friendship, death, dying, therapist
Place: chicago illinois
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The Young Lovers (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Elegant, retired architect Shauna (70) crosses paths with Pierre, a happily married doctor in his 40s, who first made an impression on her in a brief meeting 15 years previously. Both are quite troubled to meet again and begin an affair. While ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, fire, dog, doctor, elevator, architect, older woman younger man relationship, loss of child, taxi, hospital, death, train ...
Time: year 2006
Place: lyon, ireland, paris france
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68%
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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: beach, hospital, loss of mother, television, loneliness, impossible love, female nudity, voyeurism, subway, coma, funeral, neighbor ...
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Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 99 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.
Style: captivating, tricky, serious, clever
Plot: doctor, cancer, meaning of life, ex husband ex wife relationship, cynicism, terminal illness, death, pain, suffering, illness, fighting illness, life & death ...
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68%
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The Promise (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lisa's husband, Bill, abuses her. With her sister's encouragement, she takes their three kids and leaves her husband. Bill keeps interfering with Lisa's attempts at a new life. She gets an order of protection against him, but the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, injustice, family relations, family problems, child in peril, family in danger, woman in danger, domestic disturbance, hopes, starting over, life is a bitch, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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61%
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Hell (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, gloomy
Plot: lifestyle, materialism, introspection, slut, love and romance, youth, nightlife, fall in love, shopping, troubled youth, abortion, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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60%
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Mondo (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mondo is a homeless young boy, with a big smile, who wanders around Nice looking for food and a place to sleep.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching
Plot: orphan, society, youth, social misfits, beach, family relations, friends, friendship, village life, village, adoption, bicycle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: french riviera, italy, france, nice france
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56%
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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, hospital, pregnant woman, hopes, pregnancy, cancer, shaved head, female director
Time: 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: family problems, illness, cancer, cancer patient, fighting illness, friends, death, survival, hospital, female masturbation, injection, impotence ...
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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.
Plot: topless woman, fire, newspaper, night, surgery, death, bus, beach, boat, hotel, teenage girl, doctor ...
Place: french riviera, south of france
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54%
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Le Garcu (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A self-centered man (Gérard Depardieu) with many diversions occasionally visits his 4-year-old son (Antoine Pialat) and the boy's mother (Géraldine Pailhas).
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, childhood, older man younger woman relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, old age, marital crisis, immaturity, mistress, separated parents ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france
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54%
The Beach House (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon
Duration: 75 min.
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Melody (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric, non-linear ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 69 min.
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Mum's List (2016)
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Country: UK
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Style: touching, psychological, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking ...
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47%
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My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Wake (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 51 min.
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43%
Princes In Exile (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
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Kanarifuglen (1973)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 86 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
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