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Elisa, My Life (1977)
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Elisa, My Life (1977)
Original name: Elisa, vida mía
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Elisa has not seen her father Luis for nine years, but she receives a telegram from her sister Isabel in a moment of crisis of her marriage with Antonio telling that her father is ill and she decides to travel to the countryside of Madrid with Isabel and her brother-in-law Julián and their two children to visit Luis for his birthday. Elisa decides to stay with his father when her sister returns to Madrid with her family and she gets closer to Luis, understanding why he left her mother years ago. Later she tells him that Antonio cheated her with her best friend Sophie and their relationship has ended. When Antonio unexpectedly arrives in the house, Elisa takes a decision about her life.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family life, family problems, haunted by the past, family gatherings, introspection, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, strong female presence, oedipus complex, illness, marriage crisis, telegram, dream, adultery, memory, father daughter relationship, role playing, death of father, vodka, champagne, old photograph, tape recorder, marital separation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, introspection, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past and siblings relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Elisa, My Life: Anna and the Wolves (1973), Raise Ravens (1976), Cousin Angelica (1974), The City of No Limits (2002), Ismael (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Anna and the Wolves (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The young but traveled Ana arrives in a manor in the countryside of Spain to work as nanny of three girls and finds a dysfunctional family.
Style: serious, realistic, biting, suspense, tragic ending
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
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Raise Ravens (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, touching
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72%
Cousin Angelica (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia, he is lodged by his aunt Pilar in her old house where he spent his summer of 1936 with her. He meets his cousin ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, controversial, contemplative ...
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Place: spain, europe, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The City of No Limits (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 125 min.
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Duration: 106 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: introspection, infidelity, couples, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, social relations, unfulfillment, strong female presence, monastery, female director, crab ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: caribbean
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Duration: 99 min.
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Plot: family relations, domestic violence, dysfunctional family, introspection, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, alcoholic father, husband wife relationship, abusive father, child abuse, dying woman ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
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Mama Turns 100 (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ana and her husband Antonio arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch.
Style: suspense, cynical, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: unfulfillment, youth, love and romance, nanny, dysfunctional family, reunion, satire, family relations, dark humor, estate, couples, family life ...
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Place: spain, europe
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38%
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 673
Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, serious, touching ...
Plot: family life, family relations, homecoming, parents and children, family gatherings, under the surface, estrangement, siblings relations, family problems, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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To an Unknown God (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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34%
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27%
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 6.4
 753
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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25%
 6.0
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 656
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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