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Love Forbidden (2002)
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Love Forbidden (2002)
Original name: Défense d'aimer
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rodolphe Marconi writes, directs, and stars in the coming-out drama Défense d'Aimer (Love Forbidden). Marconi plays Bruce, a young student from Paris who accepts a fellowship in Rome. He takes a flat at the Villa Medicis and writes full time. He eventually meets Italian native Matteo (Andrea Necci) and develops feelings for the man. However, Bruce is confused because Matteo also seems interested in the American student Irene (Irene D'Agostino). Love Forbidden premiered in the U.S. at the 2003 New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, sexy, serious, sexual, gloomy, realistic, stylized
Plot: love affair, coming out, romance, fall in love, intrigue, lifestyle, gay, bisexual, gay interest, fashion, serial killer, performer's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couples, filmmaking, gender, tour guide, gays and lesbians, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, twentysomething life, film within a film, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy, paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about love and romance, couples, love affair, romance, gays and lesbians, gay and unfulfillment mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Love Forbidden: This Is My Body (2001), The Absent Season (2004), White Nights on the Pier (2014), Five Senses of Eros (2009), Girlfriends (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
This Is My Body (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gifted student Antoine goes against his family’s wishes and accepts the lead role in a controversial director’s film. He learns that the role had previously been offered to a young man who committed suicide after an on-set affair – and events ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: love affair, family relations, artists and showbiz, couple relations, parents and children, family business, gay, suicide, dancer, jealousy, college dropout, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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The Absent Season (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When love has to compete with artistic inspiration and memories from a sheltering past come to take the artist to imaginary worlds that exist deep in his mind. This is the story of young Adrian, pianist and composer, in love with his sister and ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, contemplative, sentimental, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
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White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, talky ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, introspection, romance, seaport, unfulfillment, love
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Place: france, europe
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Five Senses of Eros (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this anthology film centered around the theme of "Eros," five seperate stories are presented by five top Korean directors. The main characters from each segment are connected with each other in one way or another.
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Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: psychological, sexual, stylized, atmospheric, erotic ...
Plot: love triangle, obsession, betrayal, fall in love, social differences, destructive relationship, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, sexual relations, social relations, couples ...
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Place: paris france, france, europe, saint tropez
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66%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, wartime life, destiny, soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, couples, family relations, haunted by the past, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
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Style: sexy, touching, psychological, melancholic, romantic ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, gay interest, painter, gay couple, lgbt, couples, love affair, homosexual, love and romance, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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Hard Pill (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A despondent gay man throws his life and relationships into turmoil when he volunteers for a controversial pharmaceutical study for a drug designed to make gay men straight.
Style: sexy, contemplative, realistic, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: medical experiment, love affair, coming out, transsexual, couple relations, gender bending, midlife crisis, estrangement, couples, gender, homosexual, lgbt ...
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Smokers Only (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A suicidal young singer named Reni (Cecilia Bengolea) is about to get kicked out of her band when she meets a male gigolo, Andres (Leonardo Brezicki), at an ATM after he picks her pocket. They begin an affair, and she decides to become a hooker so ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: male prostitute, gay interest, lifestyle, love affair, destructive relationship, nightlife, couples, musician's life, romance, love and romance, sexual relations, aspiring singer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
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Before I Forget (2007)
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Duration: 108 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 105 min.
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56%
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The Last Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, youth, teenage life, lovers reunited, couples, family relations, love and romance, gender, social misfits, jealousy, unfulfilled love, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, brittany
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56%
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Days (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexual ...
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55%
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Duration: 97 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 1 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Duration: 72 min.
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