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The Absent Season (2004)
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The Absent Season (2004)
Original name: La estación ausente
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 having a romantic relationship with her until she thinks it's time to stop. Adrian becomes overwhelmed by the memories of his grandfather and mentor now dead. Then he falls in love with a young neighbour but she is more real in her imagination than in ordinary daily life. Adrian discovers that is just having fantasies and wants to put an end to his life. But his talent comes in the figure on an ancestor to help him and move on to a meaningful life.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, contemplative, sentimental, captivating, sexual, offbeat, sexy, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, musician's life, romance, family relations, cause and meaning, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, unfulfillment, loneliness, love and romance, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, sexual content, love, incest, memory, sexual fantasy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and atmospheric films with plots about love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, love affair, romance and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Absent Season: Love Forbidden (2002), Cet amour-l? (2001), Five Senses of Eros (2009), Inside (2012), Exit: A personal history (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Love Forbidden (2002)
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. ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, romance, intrigue, coming out, fall in love, bisexual, gay, gay interest, film within a film, performer's life, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, france, paris france
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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, serious ...
Plot: soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, couples, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, wartime life, destiny, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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.
Style: serious, touching, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, youth, couple relations, fall in love, lifestyle, forbidden love, love affair, teenage love, lovers reunited, young lovers, romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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Inside (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man's life, thoughts, feelings and his very own darkness... Adapted from Dostoevsky's novel "Notes from Undergroud", Demirkubuz follows Muharrem as he gets himself invited to a party where he is not welcome, just to find ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating
Plot: human nature, cause and meaning, introspection, writer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, humiliation, loneliness, party, dull life, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man travels to Holland for an assisted suicide. The young man was convinced that this was his only way of ending an existence that he considered to lack any dignity.
Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: human nature, family relations, dull life, unfulfillment, dealing with death, urban, siblings relations, sexual content, death wish, human rights, disability, urban setting
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, holland, amsterdam
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Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: couples, estrangement, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, family problems, human nature, haunted by the past, introspection, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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Wajma, an Afghan Love Story (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It’s snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begin a clandestine relationship—they’re playful and passionate but ever mindful of the societal rules they are breaking. After Wajma discovers ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, student, family relations, forbidden love, parents and children, life turned upside down, society, honor, love, rivalry, romance, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
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The Porcelain Horse (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paco Chavez's life is careless and charming. It's a life of illicit drugs and a forbidden love affair he carries with Lucia, his former high school sweetheart, now married to another man. One night, Paco and his younger brother Luis, enter ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, addiction, family relations, love and romance, crimes, life is a bitch, drug abuse, parents and children, drug dealing, nudity (full frontal - brief), brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america
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1001 Grams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale. Finally Marie is forced to come to terms with how much a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, dull life, unfulfillment, frustration, scientist, estrangement, love, bittersweet, love affair, love and romance, female nudity, bathtub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, norway, france, europe
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57%
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Breath (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A love story involving a convicted prisoner who "slowly falls for a woman who decorates his prison cell".
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, prison, estrangement, unfulfillment, confined, suicide attempt, jail cell, snowball fight, prison guard, surveillance camera, singing in a car, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, seoul, asia, korea
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53%
American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, self discovery, forbidden love, hopes, family relations, human nature, musician's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, boston
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50%
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Adrift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Adrift begins with the wedding of Duyen and Hai. Duyen is a beautiful tourist guide and translator who marries Hai, a taxi driver who is two years her junior. Duyen thinks the marriage will make her happy but it turns out more difficult, especially ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, infidelity, couple relations, self discovery, couples, forbidden love, unfulfillment, estrangement, tour guide, family problems, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, writer's life, introspection, couples, artists and showbiz, couple relations, playwright, friendship, rivalry, society, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Labour of Love is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, working class, romance, society, couples, couple relations, introspection, unfulfilled love, bittersweet, unfulfillment, solitude, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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49%
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Your Next Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his daughter Val conspire to keep the cause of death quiet, but ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: murder, farm, couples, rivalry, romance, love and romance, fall in love, forbidden love, countryside, family relations, siblings relations, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Sensation of Sight (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, single parent, haunted by the past, human nature, small town life, hopes, estrangement, unfulfillment, family business, cause and meaning, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Ten Tiny Love Stories (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten women give monologues to camera, each remembering a man who was important in their lives.
Style: clever, touching, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, love affair, destructive relationship, sexual relations, couple relations, unfulfilled love, gender, romance, dangerous attraction, male female relationship, monologue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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All the Light in the Sky (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An insomniac actress is facing the waning days of her career, when her niece pays a visit to her Malibu house.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, midlife crisis, self discovery, actor's life, introspection, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, aspiring actress, beach house, insomnia, global warming, bare breasts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
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46%
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A Useful Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Spain
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A movie-theater employee adjusts to a new life after the cinema he worked at for over 25 years is forced to shut down.
Style: realistic, sentimental, contemplative, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: self discovery, theater, introspection, starting over, cinema, society, love and romance, hopes, optimism, looking for love, movie theatre
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
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46%
The Most Distant Course (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tang (Muo) goes on a trip to Taitung to record the sounds of nature, hoping the tape may save his relationship with his girlfriend who is leaving him. What he does not know, is that she has already moved away and another girl, Yun (Kwai), has moved ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: lost love, suicide, self discovery, introspection, couples, love triangle, on the road, love affair, unfulfillment, cause and meaning, road trip, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei, asia
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45%
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Twelve Thirty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: TWELVE THIRTY is drama about a family with adult children that is broken, and a self-centered young man who, in the span of a week, becomes entangled in each of their lives, wreaking havoc in the process.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, couples, family problems, parents and children, sexual relations, gender, dysfunctional family, sex scene, loneliness, sexual content, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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45%
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Pretty Things (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucie, who works as a white-hot fashion model, exhibits a dominant, often controlling, "Type A" personality, whereas identical twin Marie consistently projects a backward, reserved, laconic and unassuming attitude. When Lucie receives a ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Plot: family relations, twins, musician's life, lifestyle, switching roles, betrayal, mentally unstable, love and romance, losing-it hero, dishonesty, physical appearance, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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Exhibition (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An intimate examination of a contemporary artist couple, whose living and working patterns are threatened by the imminent sale of their home.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: couples, introspection, unfulfillment, estrangement, under the surface, couple relations, cold relationship, performer's life, indoor, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, snobbism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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43%
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, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: love affair, artists and showbiz, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, family business, gay, suicide, dancer, jealousy, college dropout, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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42%
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Shining Moon (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A jobless gay actor is offered the dream role of a lifetime in a feature film, but he must play an elderly drag. He will be forced to overcome his fears and prejudices to understand better himself and the others.
Style: psychological, sexy, contemplative, unusual plot structure, captivating ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, latin, couples, love, actor's life, love and romance, couple relations, filmmaker, fall in love, actor, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chile
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Sleeping Sickness (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ebbo and Vera Velten have spent the better part of the past twenty years living in different African countries. Ebbo is the manager of a sleeping sickness programme. His work is fulfilling. Vera, however, feels increasingly lost in Yaounde’s ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: losing-it hero, plague, destructive relationship, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, heroes, family, getting home, doctor, family relations, homecoming
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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41%
 6.3
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Liverpool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: sailor, estrangement, homecoming, family relations, parents and children, alcoholic, south, society, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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41%
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Marathon (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Drama by Biju Viswanath, Marathon was adapted from Harteis's memoir of the same name. Explores the relation ship between two poets Richard Harteis and William Meredith former US poet laureate and winner of every major American award for poetry ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: ambition, love and romance, contests and competitions, writer's life, gender, hopes, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, tragic love, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Between Two Women (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten tugs at the heart as Ellen Hardy, a working-class mother ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: forbidden love, lesbian, love affair, romance, couples, family relations, fall in love, feminism, friendship, society, female friendship, working class ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, england, britain, northern england
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