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The Eve of Ivan Kupalo (1968)
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The Eve of Ivan Kupalo (1968)
Original name: Вечір на Івана Купала
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, pact with the devil, surrealism, village, demon, forest, snow, farmer, amnesia, snowman, river, pig, folklore, countryside, child murder, house fire, folk dance, ashes, campfire, house on fire

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, surreal, serious and captivating films with plots about surrealism, hallucination, village, supernatural, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief) and countryside mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Eve of Ivan Kupalo: A Spring for the Thirsty (1965), Vera (2003), Lowlife (2012), Gothic (1986), Kaili Blues (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Spring for the Thirsty (1965)
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 ...
Plot: surrealism, old man, water, very little dialogue, coffin
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An Ambiguous Report About the End of the World (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Set over a two-decade period in a tiny Central European village, this drama not only chronicles a couple's tragic star-crossed love, it also serves as a metaphor for the tragedy of lost traditions. After opening in the snowy wilds as two people ...
Plot: giant, circus, apocalypse, folklore, surrealism, wedding, snow, dwarf, female nudity, dead child, monkey, affair ...
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Vera (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Mexico, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of an android that raises alive in the deepest caves of the mayan zone in México and meets and old dying man. They will stablish a spiritual bond than enlightens the old mayan and helps him to release himself out of his withered body.
Style: psychedelic, suspense, captivating, scary
Plot: dying, marriage, transformation, surrealism, death, cave, village, cocoon, ancestry, baby, hallucination, boy ...
Place: mexico
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The White Bird Marked with Black (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Colourful 'optimistic tragedy' of a poor family in Ukraine, living in the Carpathian mountains near the Romanian border, during the Second World War. This epic, which won the grand prize at the Moscow Film Festival in 1971, chronicles a ...
Plot: great patriotic war, countryside, village, farmer, landmine, world war two, son, brother, survival, border, poverty, large family ...
Place: ukraine
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Lowlife (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely musician's descent into the shadowy world of a living drug leads to a mysterious island where a battle of body and soul is waged.
Style: experimental, surreal, psychological
Plot: drugs, drug addict, surrealism, creature, musician's life, drug abuse, musician, life is a bitch, drug use, tentacle, dream, forest ...
Place: nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Gothic (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord ...
Style: gothic, surreal, scary, psychological, psychedelic ...
Plot: seance, surrealism, mystery, insanity, mind game, hallucination, supernatural, ghost, woman in danger, demon, brutality, mad scientist ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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80%
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Kaili Blues (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the subtropical province of Guizhou, Chen Sheng embarks on a journey to find his nephew.
Style: enigmatic, psychological, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: village, time, countryside, surrealism, mysticism, train, dog, prison, doctor, clinic, fish, boat ...
Time: future
Place: china
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The Fifth Season (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Villagers find their situation growing increasingly desperate when their community becomes engulfed in an endless winter.
Plot: female nudity, beekeeper, teenage girl, rooster, fire, village, peasant, attempted rape, forest, giant, ostrich, teenage boy ...
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Good Favour (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A teenage stranger is welcomed into a household in a devout Catholic village and gradually reveals his motives and what seem to be magical powers.
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, mystical, psychological, contemplative
Plot: mysterious stranger, catholic, village, teenager, christianity, faith, folklore, religion, mysticism, youth, magical power, superstition ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
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77%
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The Marsh (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two social outcasts in 19th century Eastern Europe, Alexandre and Ulysse, become friends and settle down to live alone on the edge of a marsh that is reputedly haunted by demons, monsters and goblins. These two men have been outcasts all their ...
Plot: monster, village, demon, friends, friendship, farmer, murder, friend, pariah, disfigurement, goblin, nomad ...
Time: 19th century
Place: eastern europe
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76%
Mister Designer (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A famous artist strives to find the secret of eternal life through the beautiful mannequins he creates.
Style: mystical, surreal, psychological, sinister
Plot: mysticism, arrogance, art, poker, tuberculosis, investigation, gambler, dark secret, cemetery, grave, mysterious past, death of husband ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: st. petersburg russia
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75%
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Lost River (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: curse, surrealism, single parent, riddles and clues, family relations, small town, countryside, devastation, gas station, psychopath, obsession, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Photographing Fairies (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of ...
Style: fairy tale, psychological, serious, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: fairy, death sentence, world war one, photographer, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, love and romance, dealing with death, supernatural, mystery ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: london, europe, england, alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Possum (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A disgraced children’s puppeteer returns to his childhood home and is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured him his entire life.
Style: suspense, tense, scary, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surrealism, hallucination, puppeteer, abuse, insanity, missing child, spider, paranormal activity, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, evil, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary
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The Temptation of St. Tony (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Estonia, Finland, Sweden, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mid-level manager who develops an aversion to being "good" finds himself confronting the mysteries of middle-age and morality as he loses grasp of what was once his quiet life.
Style: psychological, surreal, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: entertaining, captivating, ambiguous ending, psychotronic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Fever Night aka Band of Satanic Outsiders (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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Style: suspenseful, psychedelic, suspense, bleak, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Viy (1967)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
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Style: scary, dark fantasy, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
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Place: russia, ukraine, kiev ukraine
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66%
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Neverwas (2005)
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Country: Canada
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Show (2020)
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Style: tense, disturbing, captivating
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Country: Switzerland, France
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Malpertuis (1971)
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Country: Belgium, France, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: 2am. As 29 year old suicidal Gracie tries to get up the guts to jump off Waterloo Bridge,17 year old Ellie runs up begging for help, in fear for her life from a Man who's chasing her. Shocked out of her misery, Gracie drags the Ellie to what ...
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61%
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality, guided by a Scheherazade-esque narrator. Inconsequential moments have the same significance as historical events. Simultaneously an ode and a lament, presents a ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, psychological, anthology, contemplative
Plot: surrealism, meaning of life, reflection, family history, ambiguity, sin, cautionary tale, love and romance, life, destiny, interlinked stories
Place: scandinavia, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Woman with Red Boots (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An elderly millionaire manipulates an avant-garde writer and a happily married man.
Plot: surrealism, chess, female nudity, boots
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%