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Tales (2014)
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Tales (2014)
Original name: قصه ها
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class society.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, sincere, touching, bleak, serious, gloomy, surprise ending
Plot: society, love, family relations, multiple storylines, everyday life, friendship, couples, life is a bitch, social misfits, down on your luck, prostitute, taxi driver, iranian, vignette, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran

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Under the Skin of the City (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tuba works daily at a grueling textile factory in Iran, returning home every night to deal with the rest of her problematic family, which includes: a pregnant daughter whose husband beats her regularly; a teenage son, who's been getting into ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
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Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
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Duration: 88 min.
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Duration: 91 min.
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