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Phantom Pain
Original name: Phantomschmerz
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 the help of love and willpower.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy, psychological
Plot: human spirit, redemption, disability, hopes, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, misfit, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, hit and run, new love, operation, cyclist, amputation, ex husband ex wife relationship, sex scene, hospital, female nudity, car accident
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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When We Leave
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119 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and emotional films with plots about family relations, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, redemption and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Phantom Pain: Shirley Adams (2009), Our Life (2010), Cet amour-l? (2001), When We Leave (2010), Distant Lights (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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