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A Spring for the Thirsty (1965)
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A Spring for the Thirsty (1965)
Original name: Криниця для спраглих
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A parable centering on an old man who lives a secluded life in the desert, alone with only his memories and photographs. His wellspring, once a source of joy and hope for thirsty passersby, is now rarely used. No longer able to find comfort in his memories, he turns all his photographs to face the walls.
Plot: surrealism, water, old man, very little dialogue, coffin

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out avant garde, disturbing, psychological and mystical films with plots about surrealism, old man, death, very little dialogue, female nudity, dream and water mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Spring for the Thirsty: At the First Breath of Wind (2002), Whispering Pages (1994), The Second Circle (1990), Infinity (1992), Apple Garden (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
At the First Breath of Wind (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Using few words and gorgeous imagery, this is a poetic painting of a family, each in their own space on an August afternoon.
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Whispering Pages (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The pages that whisper through this brooding, beautiful tone poem are from nineteenth-century Russian literature, primarily Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. An anonymous man wanders through decomposing, fog-enshrouded catacombs and encounters a ...
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The Second Circle (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to come to terms with his father's death and to deal with the mundane details of his burial in a society cut off from spirituality.
Plot: loss of father, death, snow, coffin
Place: russia
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Infinity (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 206 min.
Story: To dispel his obsession with death, Prokhorov decides to travel, with no luggage and no destination. He finds himself in the little town where he grew up, but finds no solace there because he has to face death.
Plot: russian history, mother, water, new year's eve, religion, river, army, alter ego, existentialism, old man, love, death ...
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Apple Garden (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An aged man falls in love with a woman refugee from Western Armenia. When his beloved dies because of his daughters, in a fury he destroys his only treasure - apple garden.
Plot: father daughter relationship, garden, old man, apple
Place: armenia
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The Eve of Ivan Kupalo (1968)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Based on Nikolai Gogol’s short story “The Eve of Ivan Kupala” (“St John’s Eve”).
Style: mystical
Plot: hallucination, surrealism, pact with the devil, demon, farmer, river, amnesia, village, countryside, house fire, child murder, forest ...
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100 Days Before the Command (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Soviet Union
Duration: 71 min.
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Plot: military, soviet army, communism, communist, gay, eroticism, military service, homosexual subtext, homoeroticism, female nudity, male nudity, surrealism ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: semi documentary
Plot: countryside, realism, loneliness, sex, old man, money, hairdresser, very little dialogue, bare breasts, photograph, landscape, shaving ...
Place: southern italy
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Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A teenage girl considered by everybody as "difficult" is sent to the village to live with her grandfather.
Plot: destiny, old man, teenage girl, village, loneliness, parents, aggression, female director
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young writer in 1939 Warsaw faces the conflict of acting his age or relapsing into childhood during the brink of World War II. Based on the famous novel Ferdydurke by Witold Gombrowicz.
Plot: teacher, adult as child, surrealism, boarding school, bully
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A Story Written with Water (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Struggling with his true emotions, dreams, memories of the past and the reality Shizuo is about to marry, but is torn between his wife-to-be and the love to his mother.
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Eden and After (1970)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
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Duration: 46 min.
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Duration: 104 min.
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