Movies like On War

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On War (2008)
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On War (2008)
Original name: De la guerre
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Bertrand (Mathieu Amalric), a film director, is conducting research for his latest film, and asks a funeral director if he can stay back at his funeral parlour after the close of business. Bertrand cannot resist getting into a coffin, and accidentally knocks the lid down, locking himself in the coffin.
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: cult, forest, death, community, surrealism, society, religious cult, social relations, dog, cemetery, male nudity, drawing, blood, snail, coffin, rifle, skinny dipping
Place: paris france

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If You Don't, I Will (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A couple goes on a hike in the woods, and the woman refuses to return.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Place: france, lyon
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Half of the World (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story is about a young man suffering mental retardation and sexual awakening, poet is charismatic and has the ability to pay attention to those little insignificant details of everyday life. His new status as a lover will bring popularity and ...
Style: captivating, humorous, psychological
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Tre tocchi (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: Several actors are members of a amateur soccer team. They followed in their preparations for a particular audition and in their personal life. With about 6 actors this delivers a broad picture of Italian life in which the question what it means to ...
Style: psychological, captivating, humorous
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And in the Morning They Woke Up (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: And in The Morning They Woke Up
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological
Plot: surrealism, hung over, alcoholic, flashback sequence, wedding night, alcohol abuse, multiple storylines, satire, vodka, flashback
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The Roommates Party (2015)
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Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An unusually cold winter forces the french government to push the best housed people to accommodate some poor fellow citizens. The decree called "Le Grand Partage" creates some trouble among the residents of a Paris upscale apartment block.
Style: sincere, humorous, captivating, satirical
Plot: neighbor neighbor relationship, class differences, living together, winter, social satire, society, social problems, new neighbor, family life, flatmate, lifestyle, family problems ...
Place: paris france
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A Man in a Hurry (2018)
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story revolves around Alain, a busy businessman who is always in a rush. In his life, there is no room for spare time or family. But one day, he suffers a stroke, which makes him lose his grasp of language and use one word in place of another.
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Place: paris france, france
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Country: UK, Germany, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: captivating, entertaining
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Duration: 100 min.
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