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Tristana (1970)
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Tristana (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tristana is a young Spanish woman left to the care of Don Lope, a protective but impoverished aristocrat. Don sells his possessions to avoid manual labor and champions the causes of the dispossessed and downtrodden of society. He takes advantage of the vulnerable Tristana, who leaves him when she falls in love with Horacio. Unable to commit to him, she returns to Don Lope when she falls ill. He asks for her hand in marriage, and she accepts after losing her leg to cancer. She chooses to remain in a passionless union rather than be subject to the harsh realities of a society that refuses to change to the needs of women. Taken from the novel by celebrated author Benito Perez Galdos.
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, sexy, clever, serious, captivating, realistic, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: orphan, maid, marriage of convenience, wedding night, death of husband, tumor, stroke, unrequited love, fall in love, couples, society, family problems, sexual content, satire, hypocrisy, innocence lost, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couple relations, perversion, amputation, painter, artist, young woman ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: spain, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and gloomy films with plots about couples, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, family problems, crumbling marriage and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Tristana: Viridiana (1961), Beauty of the Day (1967), That Obscure Object of Desire (1977), Adrift (2009), Querelle (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Viridiana (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: cynical, thought provoking, surreal, atmospheric, witty ...
Plot: dwarf, satire, nun, idealism, charity, guilt, orphan, convent, newcomer, mother superior, oath, lie ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, europe
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Beauty of the Day (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine ...
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That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, manipulation, satire, humiliation, nudity (full frontal - brief), virginity, train travel, dwarf, obsession, love, dark humor, mistress ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe, france
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Adrift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, atmospheric, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, couple relations, infidelity, forbidden love, self discovery, couples, family problems, estrangement, tour guide, unfulfillment, translator, dishonesty ...
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Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexy, sexual, stylized, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
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Burning Secret (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: tense, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: couples, family relations, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, romance, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, love affair, infidelity ...
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Place: austria, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, tense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: france, europe, paris france
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30%
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After Him (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman (Catherine Deneuve) becomes obsessed with her son's best friend after her child dies in a car accident. Camille voit sa vie brisée par la disparition de son fils dans un accident de la route. Incapable de faire le deuil, elle ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, emotional, psychological ...
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