Movies like A Friend of the Deceased

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A Friend of the Deceased (1997)
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A Friend of the Deceased (1997)
Original name: Priyatel Pokoynika
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Ukraine
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tolla is an unemployed translator whose wife is leaving him. Despondent and weak, he submits to the suggestion of an acquantance to have a contract placed on the man that his wife is seeing. Instead, however, he arranges for the hit to be placed on himself. Before the contract is executed, he develops a relationship with a prostitute, and then changes his mind. In order to survive he takes the obvious course of action, which turns out to have possibly been unnecessary, and then he must deal with the guilt.
Style: sexy, harsh, reflective, melancholic, ironic, talky, depressing, gloomy, enigmatic, intellectual ...
Plot: prostitute, hitman, translator, russian, depression, bittersweet, revolution, hospital, death, brutality, loneliness, honest, culture clash, vengeance, betrayal, relationships, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, writer's life, catastrophe, destiny, greed, unlikely friendships, writers ...
Place: russia, rio de janeiro, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, visually appealing, weird and realistic films with plots about mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, loneliness, storytelling, relationships and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like A Friend of the Deceased: The Red Dwarf (1998), Babyfever (1994), Career Girls (1997), The Flower of My Secret (1995), Lamerica (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Red Dwarf (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 101 min.
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Babyfever (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: college, reunited friends, friendship, bittersweet, society, best friends, weekend, couples, realism, friends, graduation, coincidence ...
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Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
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Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
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Lamerica (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 116 min.
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Time: 90s
Place: albania, europe, italy, tokyo, london ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: talky, clever, cynical, serious, realistic ...
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Country: UK, France
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, prostitute, taxi driver, muslim, bittersweet, parents and children, infidelity, teenage life, social differences, alcohol abuse, friendship ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
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Time: 90s
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