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In Your Absence (2008)
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In Your Absence (2008)
Original name: En tu Ausencia
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 13-year-old Pablo is a quiet, lonely boy with a troubled past. His only friend is Julia, a shameless 15-year-old girl who is more than willing to help Pablo with his transition from childhood to adolescence, and give him some advice on sex, love and life in general. On a quiet country road just outside of the village, Pablo meets Paco, an oddly calm, well dressed stranger whose car just broke down. Nevertheless, he seems more interested in the boy than fixing his problem.
Style: tense, atmospheric, rough, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: coming of age, village, friendship, masturbation, countryside, teenage life, youth, friends, family relations, betrayal, life is a bitch, village life, haunted by the past, innocence lost, mysterious character, adolescence vs adulthood, social relations, dog, gay, rape, car, gun, swimming, bird, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain

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Most similar movies to In Your Absence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and touching films with plots about youth, coming of age, family relations, friendship, friends, teenage life and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like In Your Absence: The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009), Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013), My Brother Tom (2001), The Last Summer (2007), Between Us (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn't want to hang around with little kids anymore. Finding refuge in their Boyita camper-van, Jorgelina travels with her father to the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, countryside, gender, swimming, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, supernatural ability, teenage life, friends, family relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy and his older brother Eric live in the midst of vast remote forests. The death of their friend pushes them close to the edge. Eric doesn’t know how to channel his energy. All at once, nature’s vastness feels stifling.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, touching, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, innocence lost, human nature, teenage life, siblings relations, dealing with death, in the woods, haunted by the past, family relations, friendship between boys ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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92%
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My Brother Tom (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a ...
Style: psychological, rough, gloomy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, friendship, rebellion, misfit, coming of age, countryside, in the woods, social misfits, innocence lost, rebelliousness, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Last Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four good friends, all seventeen-year old, lose their innocence during their last summer together. Flanders 1996. Rik, Tim, Roel and Bart aimlessly wile away the summer days in a small village where nothing exciting ever happens. When Rik becomes ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: coming of age, buddies, teenage life, village life, parents and children, domestic disturbance, lifestyle, innocence lost, village, intrigue, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Between Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of literature-loving friends bury letters to be opened 10 years later when they will confront the dreams of their youth with what the future has held in store for them.
Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, tense
Plot: countryside, reunion, innocence lost, life turned upside down, writer's life, life is a bitch, friendship, haunted by the past, friends, under the surface, brazilian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Vegas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: youth, friendship, coming of age, unlikely partners, siblings relations, life is a bitch, misfit, down on your luck, social misfits, young heroes, obsessive quest, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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1st Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: parents and children, family relations, coming of age, teenage life, youth, island, teenage love, innocence lost, beach, teenage girl, camping, sexual tension ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: tense, gloomy, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: teenage life, friendship, coming of age, friends, life is a bitch, high school life, best friends, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, teenage girl, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, youth, coming of age, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, friends, family relations, countryside, village, elderly, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, dysfunctional family, youth, drug abuse, family problems, teenage life, older man young girl relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Uncle Antoine (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business. Mon Oncle Antoine is Director Claude Jutra's masterpiece: A ...
Style: realistic, emotional, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, christmas, village life, dealing with death, life is a bitch, village, society, human nature, innocence lost, lifestyle, family problems ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: coming of age, village, classroom, bicycle, deserter, friendship, youth, society, friends, social relations, wartime life, village life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Night Flight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Three teenage boys who were once close friends grow apart when they reach high school: Yong-ju lives hiding his true gender identity, Gi-woong becomes the leader of the school gang, and Gi-taek an obsessive manga fan. Tired of the constant malicious ...
Style: tense, psychological, touching, bleak, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, disorder, dishonesty, teenage life, friendship, rivalry, coming of age, friends, youth, manipulations, gay, lgbt
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Electric Shadows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in custody. Her tiny apartment, he discovers, is a shrine to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: hospital, youth, coming of age, pregnancy, small town, delivery, rebelliousness, society, misfit, friends, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Princess (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While her mother is away from home, 12-year-old Adar's role-playing games with her stepfather move into dangerous territory. Seeking an escape, Adar finds Alan, an ethereal boy that accompanies her on a dark journey between reality and fantasy.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: coming of age, youth, parents and children, friendship, friends, family relations, gay teenager, menarche, underage smoking, child abuse, mother daughter relationship, female doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60'ies Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: friendship, youth, coming of age, working class, teenage life, human nature, mysterious character, family relations, friends, kids in trouble, manipulation, sibling relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: teenage life, friends, youth, unfulfillment, immigrants, unfulfilled love, love and romance, friendship, misfit, society, coming of age
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Your Next Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his daughter Val conspire to keep the cause of death quiet, but ...
Style: gloomy, serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic
Plot: murder, farm, siblings relations, romance, love and romance, crimes, couples, family relations, social relations, fall in love, village life, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Maya (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: sincere, bleak, emotional, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, adoption, youth, prank, village, family problems, death in the family, urban, innocence lost, clergy, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, urban ghetto, friends, urban, lifestyle, redemption, homeless, youth, urban ghetto life, hopes, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, fascism, spanish civil war, teacher, politics, latin, butterfly, atheist, innocence lost, civil war, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, australia, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Grand Highway (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she's having her second baby. There Louis makes friends with ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: coming of age, friendship, countryside, village, summer vacation, friends, family relations, social relations, family problems, youth, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mila from Mars (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Fleeing an abusive relationship, Mila, a teen prostitute, finds herself in a border town, pregnant, alone, and, to her surprise, welcome. The remote village is on a marijuana plantation run by a group of elderly men and women. Not having known much ...
Style: captivating, serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: orphan, drug dealing, youth, prostitute, teenage life, coming of age, on the run, village, haunted by the past, pregnancy, family relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Hanged Man (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two lovers break the law and struggle to stay together when carnal obsession causes tempers to flare.
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic
Plot: blackmail, rape, young lovers, teenage life, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, parents and children, youth, haunted by the past, kidnapping, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 2K
Neighborhood (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story in the vein of CITY OF GOD and KIDS - available for the first time in the U.S.!
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, high school life, lifestyle, against the odds, suburbs, teenage life, working class, juvenile delinquency, society, innocence lost, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, life is a bitch, friendship, parents and children, high school life, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, teachers and students, school, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 716
The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, touching, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, small town, singer, evangelist, family relations, youth, love and romance, haunted by the past, introspection, society, family in crisis ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 416
Vanaja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in rural South India, a place where social barriers are built stronger than fort walls, VANAJA explores the chasm that divides classes as a young girl struggles to come of age.
Style: sexual, realistic, sincere, bleak, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, caste system, life is a bitch, village life, rise to the top, love and romance, dancer's life, youth, ambition, sexual abuse, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 7K
Circumstance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, sincere, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, teenage life, love and romance, siblings relations, rebelliousness, youth, family relations, friends, coming of age, obsession, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, dubai, tehran iran
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39%
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