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Story of a Prostitute (1965)
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Story of a Prostitute (1965)
Original name: 春婦伝
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Disappointed by the marriage of her lover to a woman he does not love, prostitute Harumi drifts from the city to a remote Japanese outpost in Manchuria to work in a "comfort house," or brothel, during the Sino-Japanese war. The commanding adjutant there takes an immediate liking to the new girl, but she is at first fascinated, and comes to love, Mikami, the officer's aide. At first he is haughty and indifferent to the girl, which enrages her, but they are drawn together eventually. Abused and manipulated by the adjutant, she grows to hate the officer and seeks solace in Mikami's arms. They carry on a clandestine affair, which is a dangerous breach of code for both of them.
Style: erotic, rough, sexy, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual
Plot: prostitute, soldier, tragic love, desert, prostitution, buddhism, sino japanese war, colonialism, misogyny, desertion, war, world war two, military, romance, battles, love and romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, society, down on your luck, unfulfilled love, military life, wartime life, unfulfillment, master and servant ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s
Place: china, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and captivating films with plots about soldier, war, wartime life, world war two, military, life is a bitch and love and romance mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Story of a Prostitute: The Winston Affair (1964), Red Angel (1966), A Soldier's Tale (1989), Gate of Flesh (1964), Sword of Honour (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
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Plot: world war two, murder, courtroom drama, soldier, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, wartime life, infidelity, military life, false accusation, racism, psychopath ...
Place: india, asia
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Red Angel (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1939, Sakura Nishi is a young army nurse who is sent to the field hospitals in China during the Sino-Japanese war. She has to assist the surgeon Dr. Okabe with an incredible number of amputations. In the crowded wards, she gives sympathy to some ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: nurse, amputation, military hospital, life is a bitch, war, unlikely couple, military, anti war, fall in love, doctors and patients, military life, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: china
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A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, couples, romance, war, love and romance, impossible love, unfulfilled love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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Gate of Flesh (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory, defend the abandoned building we call home, and punish whomever gives away sex (who falls in love). Maya, a ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, bondage, strong female presence, nudity (full frontal - brief), fugitives, hopes, starting over, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, ex military, crime and punishment, down on your luck ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: tokyo, asia
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The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, survival, chinese, japanese army, captivity, anti war, wartime life, prison life, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: china, japan, asia
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Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
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Time: 1940s
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Tears of April (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Germany, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
Style: realistic, disturbing, epic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: adultery, politics, tragic love, political unrest, wartime life, destiny, opposites attract, military, rebellion, social differences, military life, anti war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
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Red Sorghum (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: sino japanese war, world war two, society, war, unfulfillment, state affairs, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, village, political unrest, wartime life ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo, berlin germany
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Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
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For the Moment (1993)
Genre: Romance, War, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, sexy, dramatic ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, war, romance, bittersweet, betrayal, fall in love, destructive relationship, basic training, self discovery, love triangle, military life ...
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The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: prostitute, world war two, atrocity, sino japanese war, japanese occupation of china, suffering, rape, brothel, oppression, forced prostitution, prostitution, clergy ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 20th century
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
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The Little House (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Following the death of the unmarried and childless Taki, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovers several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady has recorded her memories. This is how he learns the truth about her youth working as ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: love affair, master and servant, fall in love, family relations, secret love, letter, funeral, romance, society, sino japanese war, power relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, year 1941
Place: japan, asia, pearl harbor, hiroshima japan
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Arch of Triumph (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
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Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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Carmen (2003)
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Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
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Place: spain, europe
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Postcard (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged soldier Keita is entrusted with a postcard from a comrade who is sure he will die in battle. After the war ends, Keita visits his comrade's wife Yuko and bears witness to the tragic life she has led. ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: love, world war two, widow, suicide, life is a bitch, soldier, fall in love, letter, suicide attempt, exotic dancer, passionate kiss
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Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, battles, rebellion, military, state affairs, politics, life is a bitch, society, war, military life, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: algeria, france
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A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's mother is sick but would recover by available medicine. ...
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Plot: world war two, soldier, love, american, religions or cults, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, hopes, military, romance, war ...
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The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on Akira Kurosawa's final unproduced script, this Edo-period drama takes place almost entirely inside an ocean-village brothel. O-Shin is a young brothel worker who one night helps a young samurai escape from his pursuers. Against the ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
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An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In 1925 Romania, young Marie-Therese Von Debretsy refuses the flirtatious advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a brutally bleak and dangerous outpost on the Bulgarian/Romanian ...
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Plot: politics, military, soldier, state affairs, military life, moral dilemma, wartime life, political unrest, hopes, life is a bitch, war, anti war ...
Time: 1920s, 50s
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Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, battles, survival, life is a bitch, military, wartime life, hunger, rationing, soldier, starvation, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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An Adolescent (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Tomokawa is a tough guy turned bored cop who spends much of his time sating lonely housewives and looking after retarded teen Sukemasa. One day while hanging out at a bar, he is approached by a 15-year-old enjo kosai named Yoko, offering a round of ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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Pornography (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two intellectuals, a writer and a director, begin to play a mysterious psychological game in a peaceful countryside manor house during the Nazi occupation.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, biting ...
Plot: soldier, countryside, social differences, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, teenage life, wartime life, obsession, haunted by the past, war, holocaust, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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The Skin (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Naples, year 1943, in the middle of World War II. The city has just be liberated by American troops in an era in which nobody knows just when the war or where begins the peace; winners and losers face...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: translator, war, society, captivity, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, against humanity, military, soldier, general, loss of virginity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: italy, rome italy, naples italy
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, military, battles, hospital, anti war, school, war, life is a bitch, leadership, heroes, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, france, europe
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Warriors Five (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: World War II Italy...1943. After parachuting behind enemy lines on an espionage mission, an American soldier is imprisoned by the enemy. He escapes with four Italian prisoners, enlisting their aid in exploding a bridge.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, prison, paratrooper, american, escape, espionage, prostitute, against humanity, heroes, war ...
Place: italy, germany
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Tombstone of the Fireflies (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set during World War II, the film follows a young brother and sister as they attempt to survive the aftermath of the firebombing of Kobe City.
Style: suspense, disturbing, touching, rough, psychological
Plot: world war two, sibling relationship, bombing, firefly, brother sister relationship, little girl, war, struggle for survival, survival, wartime, brother brother relationship, military ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Captive Hearts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: December 1944. As their bomber is shot down during a mission over Japan, Sergeant McManus and Robert, a young lieutenant, have no other choice but make a parachute jump. They are captured by local villagers and are saved from execution by Fukushima, ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, mountain, graphic violence, wartime life, love and romance, against the odds, prison life, love affair, concentration camp, forbidden love, war, opposites attract ...
Place: japan, asia
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