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Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad (2015)
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Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad (2015)
Original name: Une histoire de fou
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car in Paris. Gilles, a young cyclist who was passing at that precise moment, is seriously injured. Aram's mother feels guilty and feels the need to visit Gilles at the hospital and beg for his forgiveness, something that Gilles does not understand. Against the advice of his comrades in Beirut, Aram decides to go meet his victim.
Plot: genocide, armenian, armenian genocide, dancing, trial, shooting, explosion, embassy, execution, assassination, hospital, shot in the head, human ashes, cyclist, man in a wheelchair, mass murder, bomb, wheelchair, revenge, vengeance, lawyer, judge, ambassador
Time: year 1915
Place: france, berlin germany, armenia, turkey, ottoman empire, beirut lebanon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and gloomy films with plots about armenian genocide, armenian, genocide, mass murder, love and romance, family relations and revenge mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad: Assignment Berlin (1982), Aram (2002), Armenia (2006), 1915 (2015), Armenia, My Love... (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Assignment Berlin (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: no overview
Plot: witness, lawyer, vengeance, jury, justice, judge, revenge, mass murder, courtroom drama, armenian, armenian genocide, genocide ...
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, berlin germany, armenia
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Aram (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Aram, an ex-soldier from the Armenian cause, has come to France to close an arms deal under secret service surveillance. Held responsible and banished by his faher for his brother's injuries in a terrorist ttack, he's also come to seek ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, tough heroes, crimes, gangsters, arms dealing, assassination, terrorism, disability, criminal heroes, politics, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1915
Place: france, turkey, armenia, ottoman empire
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87%
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Armenia (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: This is a story about returning to ones ancestral homeland. Anna is a cardiologist who discovers her father has fled to his native Armenia after being diagnosed with a heart problem. Despite their contentious relationship, she sets out to bring her ...
Plot: genocide, armenian genocide, diaspora, armenian, physician, french, voyage
Place: armenia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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1915 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, a theatre director stages a play to bring the ghosts of the past back to life.
Plot: armenian genocide, genocide, armenian, theater, soldier, international, stage play, theatre production
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, armenia, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Armenia, My Love... (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The destiny of a happy Armenian family, whose life will change forever in 1915, Ottoman Empire, (Armenian land), now Turkey and whose beautiful dreams will become memories in the eyes of the most famous Armenian American painter, who lives to paint ...
Plot: genocide, armenian genocide, armenian, mass murder
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, armenia, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, taxi driver, parents and children, addiction, factory, drug abuse, society, couples, life is a bitch, immigrants, assassination, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, europe, france, seaport
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51%
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Mother (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Henri Verneuil was born Achod Malakian of Armenian parentage on October 15, 1920, in Rodosto, Turkey, and his family fled to France and settled in Marseilles when he was a young child. He later recounted his childhood experience in the novel Mayrig, ...
Plot: genocide, mother, harbor, provence, armenian, armenian genocide, diaspora, mass murder, exile, refugee
Place: armenia, marseille, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, psychological
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, infidelity, wife husband relationship, extramarital affair, urban, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, tense ...
Plot: solidarity, unemployment, working class, society, moral dilemma, couple relations, couples, family relations, labor union, supportive coworker, single mother, stolen money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: marseille, europe, france, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The House by the Sea (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: By a little bay near Marseille lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days. It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community ...
Plot: refugee, grief, family, inheritance, older man younger woman relationship, suicide, fisherman, holding hands, octopus, children, actress, grave ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south of france
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40%
Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Several directors from countries of the region were invited to create stories taking place in and around the beautiful city of Istanbul, in the vein of “Paris, je t’aime” and “New York, I love you”. They come together to remind viewers ...
Plot: genocide, greek, armenian genocide, diaspora, armenian, musician
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Nahapet (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story of a strong-willed man, Nahapet, who lost his family during the 1915 Genocide is an eternal story of resurrection.
Plot: genocide, world war one, armenian genocide, armenian, bolshevik, communism, survivor
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: armenia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
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The Cut (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery, War
Country: Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Canada, Turkey, Jordan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.
Plot: forceful separation, armenian, genocide, diaspora, charlie chaplin, armenian genocide, twin sisters, desert, world war one, refugee, voyage, deportation ...
Time: year 1915
Place: north dakota, armenia, ottoman empire, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Invisible World (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An anthology film following different stories around the theme of invisibility in the modern world.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: society, invisibility, genocide, armenian genocide, mass murder, armenian
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, armenia, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Once in a Lifetime (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a true story. In Léon Blum high school in Créteil (France), a history teacher decides to have her weakest 10th grade class take a national history competition. This will change them.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: high school, dedicated educator, teachers and students, ambition, youth, power relations, contests and competitions, teenage life, teacher student relationship, shoah, parisian suburb, contest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Mother (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This family drama is the sequel to director Henri Verneuil's autobiographical film, Mayrig. It takes place some forty years after the end of the previous film. In the earlier film, a young man has moved with his family to Marseilles from ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: elderly lovers, parents and children, hotel, family gatherings, family in crisis, lovers reunited, love and romance, family relations, immigrants, writer's life, elderly, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Game Is Over (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Renee Saccard is a pampered, selfish young wife of a middle-aged Parisian businessman who falls in love with her stepson but is driven to the point of madness when her husband tricks the stepson into betraying her.
Plot: revenge, deception, exercise, female nudity
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Army of Crime (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: resistance, ss, assassination, human spirit, rebelliousness, war, armenian genocide, political unrest, wartime life, crimes, nazi occupation, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: paris france, france
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The trial story of Viviane Amsalem's five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: judge, divorce, unsupportive spouse, courtroom drama, discrimination, legal, society, legal action, religions or cults, injustice, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Woman's Revenge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Suzy, a beautiful woman, is coming back to Paris to attend the funeral of her lover, a married man. Cecile, his wife, is holding Suzy responsible for his suicide. By finding Suzy in Paris, Cecile is trying to seek the truth by playing a ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: love and romance, uncover truth, vengeance, love triangle, rivalry, couples, suicide, revenge, car accident, menage a trois
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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A Parting Shot (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A rebellious teenager and a "border-line" young nurse will learn to tame each other and get a fresh start in life...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hospital, mentally unstable, child illness, isolation, workplace, injured child, suicide, nurse, blood, rifle, death, nurse patient relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Lark Farm (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Lark Farm is set in a small Turkish town in 1915. It deals with the genocide of Armenians, looking closely at the fortunes, or rather, misfortunes of one wealthy Armenian family.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, gloomy
Plot: genocide, deportation, desert, life turned upside down, escape, smuggling, against humanity, disorder, moral dilemma, siblings relations, wartime life, fall in love ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: armenia, middle east, turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
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Les Cowboys (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Drama about a father and son who set out to find their missing daughter/sister with the help of an American headhunter.
Plot: missing daughter, hostage negotiator, gun, beating, teenage girl, horse, teenage boy, bus, father son relationship, dancing, death of father, singing ...
Time: year 1994, 2000s
Place: pakistan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Golden Years (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The plot revolves around newlyweds Paul and Louise, as World War I breaks out. After two years on the frontline, Paul maims himself and deserts his post. But how can he hide when he is condemned to death in war-torn Paris? Louise dresses him up as a ...
Plot: sexual identity, female nudity, male nudity, sex scene, transsexual
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Tomorrow at Dawn (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mathieu, a piano virtuoso, goes home to help his brother Paul to take care of their sick mother. Paul is into reenacting old battles, dressing up and getting into character, even dueling if necessary. Mathieu gets involved in this world and play ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: mentally unstable, obsession, siblings relations, family relations, piano playing, sword, hospital, duel, revenge, pistol, brother brother relationship, honor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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In Harmony (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a serious accident on a film shoot, Marc, an equestrian, loses all hope to mount back on. His insurance company instructs Florence to handle his case. This film is the story of their meeting.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: love affair, romance, fall in love, love and romance, beach, love, lawyer, kiss, wheelchair, infidelity, strong female character, horse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Passerby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During an interview, Max Baumstein (Piccoli), respected chairman of a humanitarian organisation, shoots the Paraguayan ambassador dead, in cold blood. Tried for first-degree murder, he explains himself: the ambassador was a former Nazi official, ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, cabaret, vigilantism, haunted by the past, against humanity, state affairs, vengeance, idealism, moral dilemma, murder, deadly ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 80s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
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Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, algeria, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 361
Top Hearts! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A woman (Karin Viard) in the fourth month of her first pregnancy fights to save the baby while being treated for breast cancer.
Plot: breast cancer, pregnant woman, hospital, pregnancy, cancer, shaved head
Time: 1990s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
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To Mathieu (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Matthieu and Eric are two brothers who work at the same factory as their father in Normandy. When his father is dismissed for smoking on the factory floor, Matthieu is incensed and tries to have him reinstated, in vain. His brother has just got ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: factory, vengeance, boss and employee, workplace situations, rivalry, power relations, workplace, parents and children, siblings relations, workplace intrigue, righting the wronged, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, atlantic ocean, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%