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Inland (2008)
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Inland (2008)
Original name: Gabbla
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Algerian filmmaker Tariq Teguia wrote and directed this impressionistic look at a man whose life takes an unexpected turn far away from home. Malek (Abdelkader Affak) is a surveyor from Algeria who is semi-retired, but at the urging of a friend he takes an assignment in Oran. The region in question was the site of frequent battles during Oran's civil war, and an earlier survey that would make it possible to bring electrical utilities to the area was cut short by the fighting. While the zone is still unstable, Malek sets out to complete charting the area, and finds the locals regard him with suspicion and hostility. However, not everyone is disrespectful, and he discovers a young woman (Ines Rose Djakou) who is attracted to him, which leads him to consider abandoning his old life to run away with her. Inland was an official selection at the 2008 Venice Film Festival.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: desert, friendship, self discovery, couple relations, rich and poor, starting over, danger, couples, disorder, fish out of water, state affairs, unlikely couple, lovers on the run, social relations, on the road, misfit, battle zone, democracy, police, illegal immigrant, friends, power relations, railway, divorce, development ...
Time: 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, sahara, sahara desert

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and psychological films with plots about friendship, couples, friends, couple relations, society, hopes and self discovery mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Inland: Week-ends (2014), Wild Field (2008), Transylvania (2006), Eden Is West (2009), Freeway (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
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95%
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Wild Field (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
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93%
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Transylvania (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: psychological, atmospheric, touching, captivating, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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85%
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Eden Is West (2009)
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Country: France, Greece, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
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70%
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Freeway (2011)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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65%
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Freedom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Lithuania
Duration: 96 min.
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Plot: desert, danger, communication problem, disorder, fish out of water, survival, culture clash, escapades, hunger, on the road, human nature, boat chase ...
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64%
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Molly's Theory of Relativity (2013)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 102 min.
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 423
Insecure (2014)
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Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
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54%
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 409
Domestic Life (2013)
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52%
 5.3
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52%
 6.7
 166
Hope (2014)
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Duration: 86 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
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51%
Endless Night (2015)
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51%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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40%
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38%
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37%
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37%
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36%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sexual, melancholic ...
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36%
 7.2
 529
Sounds of Sand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the one hand, there's the desert eating away at the land. The endless dry season, the lack of water. On the other there's the threat of war. The village well has run dry. The livestock is dying. Trusting their instinct, most of the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family in danger, survival, on the road, starvation, militant, parents and children, desert, social relations, escapades, village, survivor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 2K
Nasty Baby (2015)
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Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 561
Morning Dew (2008)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%