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Dry Season (2006)
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Dry Season (2006)
Original name: Daratt
Genre: Drama
Country: Chad, France, Belgium, Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chad, 2006. After a forty-year civil war, the radio announces the government has just amnestied the war criminals. Outraged by the news, Gumar Abatcha orders his grandson Atim, a sixteen-year-old youth, to trace the man who killed his father and to execute him. Atim obeys him and, armed with his father's own gun, he goes in search of Nassara, the man who made him an orphan. It does not take long before he finds him. Nassara, who now goes straight, is married, goes to the mosque and owns a small bakery. After some hesitation Atim offers him his services as an apprentice. He is hired then it will be easy for him to gun down the murderer of his father. At least, that is what he thinks...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, bleak, captivating, thought provoking, serious
Plot: revenge, apprentice, human nature, rivalry, civil war, grandfather grandson relationship, murder of father, pardon, war criminal, murderer, vengeance, baker, youth, heroes, graphic violence, young heroes, thief, radio, pregnant woman, bread, miscarriage, bakery, arranged marriage, blackout, dead father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and atmospheric films with plots about society, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, rivalry, human nature and unfulfillment mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Dry Season: A Screaming Man (2010), Breathless Time (2015), The Wild Ones (2012), Another Silence (2011), Palermo Shooting (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Screaming Man (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Chad
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Present-day Chad. Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he ...
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Plot: hotel, life is a bitch, political unrest, military, anti war, moral dilemma, parents and children, ex athlete, soldier, dishonesty, introspection, fired from the job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: africa
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Breathless Time (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Maria, a nurse whose daughter was killed by three militiamen, travels from Colombia to Spain with her younger son in order to get revenge.
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Plot: vengeance, single parent, rivalry, track down, island, civil war, revenge, murder, on the road, couples, loss of daughter, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, canary islands, colombia
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The Wild Ones (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Five juvenile delinquents break out of jail and attempt to make their way to a house in the Mendoza foothills of Argentina.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, bleak
Plot: survival, getting home, escapades, juvenile delinquency, youth, hopes, society, wilderness, social decay, human nature, disintegration, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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Another Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Argentina, Canada, Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie is a Toronto police officer. One evening, her husband Joshua and their son Nicky are brutally murdered in their car. Marie quickly links Pablo Molina, an Argentinian drug trafficker who she'd arrested a few months earlier, with the crime. ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, bolivia, argentina, toronto ontario canada
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Palermo Shooting (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After the wild lifestyle of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman calm him down?
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspense, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: on the run, love affair, human nature, rivalry, mysterious character, on the road, life turned upside down, lifestyle, photographer, revenge, murder, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sicily, germany, italy, europe
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Grigris (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chad, France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A 25 year old young man with dreams of becoming a dancer despite the fact that he's paralyzed from the waist down. His dreams are shattered when his uncle falls seriously ill. To save him, he decides to go work for petrol traffickers.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, unlikely criminals, society, family relations, disability, haunted by the past, paralysis, dancer, job seeking, death threat, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: africa
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Our Father (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Chad, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two boys (Tamir & Amine) awake one morning to find that their father has abandoned their family. Shocked, they begin to misbehave. While surreptitiously watching a movie, they think they see their father speaking to them and steal the film to ...
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Plot: against the odds, family relations, kids in trouble, obsessive quest, young heroes, missing person, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, morocco
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Boxing Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A struggling, indebted business man leaves his family immediately after Christmas to pursue a lucrative property deal that could solve all of his problems: buying foreclosed properties from banks at a fraction of their value, refi tting them for a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, thought provoking, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: on the road, human nature, moral dilemma, forces of nature, power relations, boss and employee, road trip, survival, chauffeur, mountain, patronizing, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
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34%
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Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, social decay, youth, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
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Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: emotional, atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: losing-it hero, plague, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, couple relations, heroes, couples, family, doctor, getting home, homecoming, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Amazon Falls (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
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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, psychological, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, forbidden love, parents and children, life turned upside down, society, student, honor, love, rivalry, romance, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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One Night (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: serious, psychological, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
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Duration: 96 min.
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First Winter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Revengers Tragedy (2002)
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Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, atmospheric, biting ...
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Duration: 99 min.
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24%
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Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic, gloomy
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22%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 124 min.
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Duration: 96 min.
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Beyond Our Ken (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
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