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Ismael's Ghosts
Original name: Les Fantômes d'Ismaël
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film tells the tale of a widowed film director who is in the middle of making a film about an atypical diplomat inspired by his brother. While he has started a new life with Sylvia, he still mourns the death of a former lover, Carlotta, who passed away 20 years earlier; then Carlotta returns from the dead, causing Sylvia to run away.
Plot: assumed dead, missing wife, husband wife reunion, missing daughter, father in law son in law relationship, emotional breakdown, husband wife estrangement, alcoholic, love triangle, nude, seaside, observatory, telescope, presumed dead, person in a car trunk, pregnant, pregnant woman, portrait, telephone conversation, attic, tied to a bed, disappearance, sex scene, church, teddy bear ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tel aviv israel, paris france, prague
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Promise at Dawn
Biography, Drama, Romance
France, Belgium
131 min.
 7.4
Kings & Queen
Comedy, Drama, Romance
France
150 min.
 7.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and sexual films with plots about female nudity, kiss, sex, infidelity, death, cigarette smoking and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ismael's Ghosts: From the Land of the Moon (2016), Kings & Queen (2004), Promise at Dawn (2017), My Golden Days (2015), Bitter Moon (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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