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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: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, rough, tense, surprise ending
Plot: coming of age, countryside, village, friendship, masturbation, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood, haunted by the past, teenage life, youth, mysterious character, betrayal, village life, life is a bitch, family relations, friends, social relations, boy, man boy relationship, male nudity, sexual exploration, car breakdown, stranger, surrogate father, 13 year old ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain

Most similar movies to In Your Absence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about coming of age, youth, friendship, family relations, friends, teenage life and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like In Your Absence: The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009), Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013), The Last Summer (2007), My Brother Tom (2001), Butterfly (1999). 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, friendship, gender, swimming, parents and children, youth, family relations, supernatural ability, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dealing with death, innocence lost, in the woods, siblings relations, haunted by the past, teenage life, youth, family relations, human nature, river ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, friendship, summer, teenager, village, teenage life, youth, friends, buddies, domestic disturbance, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe
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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, gloomy, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: friendship, sexual abuse, misfit, rebellion, social misfits, in the woods, countryside, life is a bitch, friends, youth, coming of age, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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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: emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, fascism, spanish civil war, teacher, butterfly, atheist, latin, politics, innocence lost, teachers and students, dedicated educator ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, australia, america ...
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Maya (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: MAYA is a coming of age story set against an outlawed brutal practice of ritual rape still occurring in some parts of India.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, immigrants, innocence lost, village, countryside, adoption, urban, death in the family, kids in trouble, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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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, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: coming of age, village, bicycle, deserter, classroom, village life, apple tree, youth, social relations, friendship, wartime life, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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58%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, friendship, urban, neglect, working class, runaway, teenage life, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Angel at Sea (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Louis is a twelve year old boy who lives with his parents and older brother in southern Morocco. Louis is very happy until the day his father shares a secret with him.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: innocence lost, coming of age, parents and children, mental illness, youth, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, misfit, climbing a tree, soccer, fear of death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa, seaport, atlantic ocean
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55%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
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54%
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, tense
Plot: friendship, countryside, haunted by the past, brazilian, under the surface, friends, writer's life, innocence lost, reunion, life turned upside down, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, friends, mother daughter relationship, teenage sexuality, child abuse, female doctor, gay teenager, underage smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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52%
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: touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, summer vacation, village, countryside, couple relations, tomboy, small town, village life, youth, social relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, france
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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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, youth, family relations, village, family, countryside, parents and children, siblings relations, coming of age, elderly, family problems, friends ...
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Sandcastle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 91 min.
Story: En is an 18-year-old who has lost his father to cancer. As his family is drawn together in a sudden tragedy, he has to decide what he believes in. But in a country where ideologies are forged on constantly shifting sands, he struggles to stay true ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, touching, tense
Plot: coming of age, best friend, friendship, parents and children, countryside, social differences, culture clash, society, youth, family relations, social misfits, wartime life ...
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, tense, sincere
Plot: best friends, teenage life, youth, coming of age, friendship, drug abuse, high school life, life is a bitch, friends, 14 year old, vomiting, classroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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44%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, youth, friendship, friends, mysterious character, human nature, teenage life, working class, kids in trouble, family relations, 15 year old, sibling relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, obsession, innocence lost, self discovery, looking for sex, teenage life, youth, best friends, friendship, wooing, unsupportive friend, first sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: farm, murder, village life, family relations, village, forbidden love, romance, siblings relations, countryside, fall in love, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, social misfits, unlikely partners, young heroes, down on your luck, life is a bitch, misfit, obsessive quest, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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43%
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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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, island, teenage life, coming of age, youth, innocence lost, parents and children, family relations, boy, masturbation, male nudity, female objectification ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Albatross (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beth, a bookish teenager, befriends Emilia, an aspiring novelist who has just arrived in town. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating consequences.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, masturbation, best friends, small town, marriage crisis, literature, affair, friends, youth, family relations, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, oxford university
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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 ...
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Time: 70s
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Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
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Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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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: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, christmas, small town, family life, village, single parent, dealing with death, human nature, innocence lost, self discovery, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, quebec
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To Save a Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, christian, coming of age, friendship, dealing with death, innocence lost, high school life, teenage life, youth, social relations, social misfits, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Secrets of the Heart (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Javi and his friend Carlos visit an old house on the outskirts of a small Spanish village. According to his brother Juan this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead. Later he is intrigued with a room which is always closed (the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: friendship, village, parents and children, coming of age, love and romance, youth, family relations, social relations, friends, ghost, dealing with death, village life ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: europe, spain
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Nothing in Return (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One summer, Dario flees the hellish environment of his home. Luismi, unconditional friend, a poor devil with pretensions of winning, and Antonia, an old woman who collects abandoned his motorcar furniture, become his new family. Three generations ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
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