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The Home Song Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tom, now in his 40s, begins to write the memoirs of his 1960s childhood, as the little boy whose mother Rose was a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer. When Rose meets Aussie sailor Bill, they are quickly married, and she packs up Tom and his older sister May to head for Melbourne. The marriage just as quickly breaks up and Rose moves with the kids to Sydney. After a succession of male friends and little success, in 1971 Rose moves back to Melbourne, in an uncomfortable arrangement living again with Bill – and his mother. With Bill called away to sea, Rose takes up with young Chinese cook Joe, but despair and conflicts over May's relationship with Joe tear the family further apart. Little Tom is deeply hurt, but May's ongoing conflict with her mother takes a respite when Rose tells her daughter about her traumatic teenage years.
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, inter cultural
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nightclub, interracial marriage, cultural difference, unrequited love, childhood, memory, suicide, chinese, illegal immigrant, single parent, parents and children, nightclub singer, childhood memory, custody, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, dull life, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, immigrants, aging ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: australia, asia, china, melbourne australia, hong kong

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Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 113 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
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The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
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Duration: 93 min.
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