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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out avant garde, semi autobiographical, spiritual and serious films with plots about female director, death, beach, female nudity, love, family relations and swimming pool mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Coming to Terms with the Dead: Boxes (2007), Woman of the Ganges (1974), Top Hearts! (1999), My Breast (1994), Limbo (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: female director, family relations, moving, mother daughter relationship, death, father daughter relationship, old age, half sister, surrealism, nostalgia, box
Place: brittany
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95%
Woman of the Ganges (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A man returns to the place he once lived a passionate love affair with a woman who is now dead. So powerful are the emotions that seize him that he imagines she is still alive, and begins to live as if this were the case...
Style: avant garde
Plot: female director, frustration, coat, very little dialogue, winter, loneliness, ghost, seaside, beach, voice, small town
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64%
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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: hospital, breast cancer, pregnant woman, hopes, female director, pregnancy, cancer, shaved head
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france
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61%
 5.2
 105
My Breast (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meredith Baxter plays Joyce Wadler in this heartwarming story of hope, courage and redemption inspired by the New York City journalist's real-life struggle with breast cancer. Stuck in a lackluster relationship with her boyfriend, she's ...
Plot: breast cancer, survival, female director, writers, male female relationship, journalist, cancer, sports writer, courage, surgery, death
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Limbo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: LIMBO is set in a small town in rural Denmark, teenager Sara and young teacher Karen develop a connection. A quiet drama interested as much in the lives of its female protagonists as their surroundings.
Plot: female director, school, car accident, school teacher, machismo, femininity
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52%
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Time to Die (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An impressionistic, black-and-white portrait of the day-to-day of a nonagenarian woman as she experiences the final act of her life. Danuta Szaflarska stars as Aniela, who lives in a massive yet rapidly-deteriorating wooden house, filled with ...
Plot: female director, family relations, dog, house, generation gap, shakespearean quotation, death, old lady, son, piano
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51%
A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenage mother is forced to give up her baby for adoption and, 19 years later, when she tries to contact her son, she learns that he died, under questionable circumstances when he was three years old.
Plot: female director, death of child, abuse, female protagonist, panties, black panties, lingerie, nylons, child abuse, abusive mother, adoption, stockings
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50%
The Mourning Forest (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A caregiver at a small retirement home takes one of her patients for a drive to the country, but the two wind up stranded in a forest where they embark on an exhausting and enlightening two-day journey.
Plot: retirement home, forest, sadness, female director, tree, nature, death, old man
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49%
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Siembra (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man and his son move from the Pacific coast of Colombia to Cali, but have a difficult time adapting to the city. When his son is killed, the father must go through the hard process of grief while trying to find roots in a place that does not ...
Plot: female director, fireworks, death, singing, loss of son, pig, church, funeral, death of son, coffin, dog
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46%
Flowers for Fannie (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Fannie Fairchild locked up her heart when her beloved George was killed in the Great War. But now she faces her own mortality and realizes that she has no one to maintain her grave with flowers.
Style: spiritual
Plot: female director, fiancee, generation, faith, faith based, multiple time frames, widow, wedding, death, christianity
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46%
 6.2
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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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, danger, hopes, child in peril, family problems, family relations, injustice, family in danger, starting over, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Team Hurricane (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A punk chick flick about teen girls that mixes highly stylized fictional elements with documentary material: loneliness, pussy-power, Kawaii, electric green, hentai, graffiti, vibrators, friendship, teddy bears, resting bitch face, ART, fire, fear, ...
Plot: female director, teenager, scandinavian girl, female nudity, teenage girl, group of teenagers
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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44%
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 992
Sicily! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Plot: female director
Place: sicily
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43%
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Deux fois (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Deux fois is a 1968 experimental film by Jackie Raynal. Raynal stars in the film, her first as a director; she had previously worked for several years as a film editor, most notably for films in Éric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales" series ...
Style: avant garde, experimental
Plot: female director, very little dialogue, feminist, urination, breasts
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43%
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Up to Date (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American journalist works for a French newspaper. He is writing an article about the reaction against people with AIDS, without knowing he is infected too. Once he finds out, he decides to cut off himself leaving his wife and daughter.
Plot: female director, aids, journalism, love
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42%
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The Mourner (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small village in Rajasthan, India, a woman named Shanichari was born - so named, as shortly after her birth her father died; & her mother, Peewli, ran away with a rich lover, the owner of a drama company, abandoning her. When Shanichari ...
Plot: female director, desert, orphan, crying, grief, death of mother, prostitute, death of husband, landowner, female protagonist, pregnancy, death ...
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41%
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Riviera (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Beautiful and young, Stella is a popular go-go dancer living alone with her mother by the French Riviera. Their lives unravel when a middle-age man becomes obsessed with Stella.
Plot: female director, panties, mini skirt, female nudity, struggle, pink panties, swimming pool
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41%
The Death of Empedocles (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Film adaptation by Straub and Huillot of Hölderlin's 1798 tragedy on the symbolic death of Empedoclus, the legislator in Ancient Greece.
Plot: female director, filmed play, utopia, communism
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39%
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Sand and Blood (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bullfighting, music, medicine, change, and homoerotic possibilities mix in this study of friendship. Francisco is a bullfighter on his way up, so focused even sex doesn't hold his interest. After a minor road accident, he meets a doctor, ...
Plot: female director, gay interest, homosexual subtext, bullfighting, homosexual, friendship between men, slaughterhouse, homoeroticism
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39%
Cold Sassy Tree (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Handsome May-December romantic drama set in a sleepy Southern town at the turn of the century. An independent lady from up North causes a scandal when she decides to wed the local general-store owner just three weeks after he's been widowed.
Style: nostalgic
Plot: romance, female director, department store, south, americana, male female relationship, age difference, son, widow, small town, love, community
Time: 90s
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38%
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We the Coyotes (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Amanda and Jake are in love and want to start a new life in Los Angeles. Will they make the right decisions? The first 24 hours of their new life take them all around the city, bringing them more surprises and frustrations than expected.
Plot: female director, coyote, telephone call, swimming pool, stolen money, rap, cafe, job seeking, cat, mother daughter conflict, one day, underwater scene ...
Place: los angeles
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38%
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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: female student, university student, beach, cousin cousin relationship, group of friends, country house, seaside, medical student, friendship, final exam
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: france
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38%
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Little Darling (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Thirty year old virgin Sybille meets the man of her dreams. Or is he?
Plot: female director, con artists, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), marriage, shopping mall, female nudity, love, train
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37%
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I Want to See (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Lebanon
Duration: 75 min.
Story: July 2006. Another war breaks out in Lebanon. The directors decide to follow a movie star, Catherine Deneuve and a friend, actor and artist Rabih Mroue;, on the roads of South Lebanon. Together, they will drive through the regions devastated by the ...
Plot: female director, celebrity, car, sleeping in a car, actress
Place: lebanon
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37%
Why (Not) Brazil? (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film director, whose career is going downhill, reluctantly decides to adapt an inadaptable best selling novel. Will she succeed or will the book adapt her in the process?
Plot: female director, video camera, sex, jewish, filmmaking, dysfunctional marriage, pediatrician, bathroom, talking to the camera, camera, writers, love ...
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36%
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Angel Face (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A single mother abandons her 8-year-old daughter after meeting someone in a nightclub.
Plot: single mother, mother daughter relationship, seaside, sea, female director, nightclub, dancing, beach, female protagonist, school, jumping from height, scar ...
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35%
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two very different people become friends and partners in this nautical drama. Nikos (Stephen Rea) is a radio man working on a Greek freighter when he finds himself stranded in Hong Kong after the firm that owned his ship suddenly goes out of ...
Plot: female director, houseboat, opium
Place: hong kong, china
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34%
A Woman Like Eve (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Eve lives with her husband Ad and two children somewhere in Amsterdam. Eve seems reasonably happy although she sometimes has the feeling that there's something missing in her life. Her husband – thinking Eve is depressed – sends her on a ...
Plot: lesbian love, female director, lesbian relationship, feminism, nudity (full frontal - brief), hippie, female full frontal nudity, lesbian, lesbian kiss, female nudity, love, lesbianism ...
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32%
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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, cunnilingus, blood, father daughter relationship, friendship, sea, lesbian couple, female nudity, dog, bandit, oral sex, male nudity ...
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31%
Class Relations (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young man (Christian Heinisch), recently arrived in New York from Europe, becomes swept up in a series of events that are beyond his knowledge or control.
Plot: female director, class struggle, alienation, train, ship, labor
Place: new york, usa
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31%