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Lines (2016)
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Lines (2016)
Original name: Grammes
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Greece nowadays. Seven different stories about seven persons who have already reached their limits and finally fall apart. Despite their seemingly obvious connection they are simultaneously connected through a common desperate action: the last phone call to the psychological support center called "life line". It's their last hope. As no one can really help them, even then, they all remain another part of the contemporary Greek tragedy. Written by Horme Pictures
Style: avant garde
Plot: death, politics, psychiatry, poverty, financial crisis, self harm, surrealism, darkness, injury

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out avant garde, experimental, allegory and disturbing films with plots about surrealism, death, politics, poverty, female nudity, female full frontal nudity and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Lines: Happy Day (1976), Eden and After (1970), Miss Violence (2013), The March (1990), Endorphine (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Happy Day (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A concentration camp on a barren island is hell for the exiled prisoners. The everyday life of the people who live there consists of interrogations, psychological and physical violence, arbitrary punishments and other torments. One of the prisoners ...
Style: absurd, allegory
Plot: prison, politics, island, torture, fascism, morality, surrealism, assassination, presumed dead, violence, exile, kiss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Eden and After (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Czechoslovakia, Tunisia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of French students are drawn into the psychological and sexual games of a mysterious Dutchman. Once they sample his "fear powder" the students experience a series of hallucinations.
Style: allegory, avant garde
Plot: painting, torture, surrealism, desert, nihilism, violence, death, eroticism, avant-garde, female full frontal nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Miss Violence (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On the day of her birthday, eleven-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony and falls to her death with a smile on her face. While the police and Social Services try to discover the reason for this apparent suicide, Angeliki's family keep ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: domestic violence, abusive father, dysfunctional family, incest rape, parents and children, investigation, family problems, child prostitution, death in the family, child abuse, perversion, child suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.1
 130
The March (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of several thousand Africans migrate westward across northern Africa and sail across the Strait of Gibraltar to Europe. Their message is: "We are poor because you are rich."
Plot: poverty, immigration, migration, wandering, emigration, desert, third world, politics, apartheid, refugee, hunger, global warming ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.1
 615
Endorphine (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Simone feels painfully disconnected from the world after witnessing the brutal death of her mother. Simone, a solitary multimedia artist in her twenties, is struggling to control her crushing panic attacks and keep her day job in an ...
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: nightmare, dream, hypnosis, injury, war veteran, post traumatic stress disorder, garage, therapist, stairwell, surrealism, death of mother, grief ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 46
Body of Love (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An estranged father and son on holiday bond over the beautiful foreign girl they find unconscious on the beach.
Plot: surrealism, cigarette smoking, sea, topless, butterfly, father son relationship, youth, death, child smoking
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 1K
Mythopathy (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It is a movie following the coming-of-age for a boy; the story begins in the mid-60s, continues all through the 70s, and finishes in 1981. He is a creative young man facing the troubles of the first pangs of love and we observe the way he tries to ...
Plot: nostalgia, politics, peeping, coup, coming of age, photographer
Time: 70s
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55%
 4.9
 275
Action (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Bruno is an idealistic hero who questions the meaning of life in this confusing and sometimes hallucinatory erotic drama. After a night in jail, he is gang-raped by punk rockers in a garbage dump. He later saves an old man who believes he is ...
Style: cult film
Plot: mental institution, death, female nudity, surrealism, anus, absurd humor, rape, prison, male nudity, breasts, female full frontal nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Whispering Pages (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The pages that whisper through this brooding, beautiful tone poem are from nineteenth-century Russian literature, primarily Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. An anonymous man wanders through decomposing, fog-enshrouded catacombs and encounters a ...
Plot: religion, poverty, lion, humiliation, homelessness, reflection, desperation, faith, murder, surrealism, water, hiding place
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
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Calla Lily (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An experimental drama, Melanie, who was drugged and raped in college. Now ten years later, she is in an abusive relationship and has a child. A chance encounter with someone from her past leads her to re-evaluate her past.
Style: experimental, avant garde
Plot: school, surrealism, flowers, hidden identity, handheld camera, sex scene, rape, single mother, puzzle
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 325
The Peddler (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie consists of three episodes that explore the lives of poor and desperate in Iran. In episode one, a very poor couple with many crippled children abandon their newly born baby in hopes that it will have a better future. In the second ...
Style: anthology
Plot: poverty, insanity, caretaker, cripple, old age, merchant, abandoned baby, mother son relationship
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Our Lady of the Turks (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man (Carmelo Bene) can not bear to be part of society. He considers himself a "jerk" and so invents its own philosophy, which involves the destruction of his land of Puglia where all citizens are devoted to the Catholic religion. ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: knight, tourist, shot to death, stream of consciousness, fireworks, death, topless woman, palace, black and white segues into color, artistic creation, suicide attempt, making love ...
Place: southern italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Caravan Serai (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set during the Greek civil war. A villager is forced to leave his house and property and go to Thessaloniki with his daughter and son. They find refuge in an old building with hundreds of other people. They live a miserable life as the daughter ...
Plot: imperialism, communism, father daughter relationship, villager, carriage, bar, civil war, family relations, handicapped, bare breasts, farmer, politics ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 127
Boxes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Anna, 50 years old, moves into her new house. Rooms are full of boxes which contain a lot of things and plenty of memories. Anna has lived many lives and her past comes out of these boxes. Her parents surely, but also her children and their fathers, ...
Plot: female director, death, mother daughter relationship, moving, family relations, father daughter relationship, old age, half sister, nostalgia, semi autobiographical, box, surrealism
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Her Last Chance (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drug adict teen gets out of rehab only to be accused of her boyfriend's death.
Plot: accident, death, jealousy, drugs, party, drug addict, teenager, drug addiction
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 507
Karnak Cafe (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In one of their best roles ever, distinguished actors Nour Al Sherif and Souad Hosni star in this film depicting the unstable social and political life in Egypt during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The film revolved around a group of university ...
Style: political
Plot: politics, police brutality, interrogation, torture, prison, youth, police, accusation, communism
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Georges Bataille's Story of the Eye (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The film takes place in a seemingly abandoned house where a group of people engage in wordless acts of passion. It covers a period from evening to morning, and the sexual couplings among the members of the house becomes increasingly harrowing as ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: urination, coitus, mental disorder, ejaculation, lesbian, tap dancing, abandoned house, surrealism, blow job, childbirth, female full frontal nudity, gay sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Thousand Months (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Morocco, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 1981, Morocco. A village in the Atlas mountains. A city in the distance. A child. A family facing its destiny.
Plot: oppression, village, theft, 12 year old, suicide, boy, wedding, death, countryside, teenager, teacher, chair ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Occasional Work of a Female Slave (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Roswitha runs an illegal abortion clinic in Frankfurt to support her student husband and children. When she is forced to close her practice she delves into political and social activism.
Plot: social injustice, politics, arrest, child, fired from the job, female nudity, factory, immigration, poverty, student, vagina, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Adrift on the Nile (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the 1967 Six-Day War, the movie adaptation of Naguib Mahfouz's novel follows the escapist, drug-fuelled riverboat meetings of a group of frustrated Egyptians from various walks of life.
Plot: politics, girlfriend, brothel, actor, bus, mother daughter relationship, poverty, notebook, alcohol abuse, cocktail party, song and dance, destruction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lighter Fluid (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: An experimental look into the lives of teens and young adults in a dysfunctional town.
Style: experimental
Plot: suicide, murder, abandoned house, skateboard, death, skateboarding, pregnancy, surrealism, sex, drug, drugs
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Long Island Four (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on the true story of four Nazi saboteurs who infiltrated the US in 1942 and were quickly caught and executed, this 80-minute ode to America's irresistibly corruptive allure was the only underground feature by writer-director Anders ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: nightlife, mission, champagne, raft, saboteur, death, underground, cult, decadence, nazi, world war two, radio ...
Time: 1940s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Mathieu Denis (Corbo) and Simon Lavoie (Le torrent) evoke Godard’s La Chinoise with this stunning fusion of fiction and documentary about a radical Quebec leftist cell seeking to sow mayhem in Montreal as a prelude to overthrowing the government.
Style: avant garde, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: rebellion, group of friends, violence, protest, rebel, politics, revolution, gay interest, nightgown, crying male, locking a door, female objectification ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Rokonok (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young honest public official is sworn in after his predecessor had to leave due to a corruption scandal. Soon, the young idealist discovers just how far-reaching the corruption is in his town and how easy it is to become corrupt yourself.
Plot: election, politics, suicide attempt, train, gun, pig, corruption, family relations, voting
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
What the Sun Has Seen (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three strangers living in Silesia - a 12-year-old half-orphan, a musically talented girl and a middle-aged unemployed ex-miner - are all desperate to get money to make their small dreams come true.
Plot: poverty, street vendor, boy, husband wife relationship, single father, fat man, singer, small town, escape, bare breasts, dentures, unemployment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 15
Archipelago (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An architect witness the brutal massacre by the police of an anti-government meeting and escapes to a remote archipelago.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: massacre, archipelago, architect, american indian, police raid, native american, secret police, dying, student, interlinked stories, fleeing, raid ...
Place: santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Spring for the Thirsty (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A parable centering on an old man who lives a secluded life in the desert, alone with only his memories and photographs. His wellspring, once a source of joy and hope for thirsty passersby, is now rarely used. No longer able to find comfort in his ...
Plot: surrealism, old man, water, very little dialogue, coffin
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 96
The Reject (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man whose life is on the verge of collapse looks for new inspiration in this drama from Serbian filmmaker Milos Radivojevic. On was once a reporter, but now makes his living working as a public relations man for a banking firm. On is in his ...
Plot: beach, father daughter relationship, death, lesbian, cunnilingus, male nudity, blood, female nudity, surrealism, oral sex, bandit, sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 1K
Phantom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In Tokyo, a girl and her boyfriend spend a night talking about their life, their precarious condition and their difficulties to earn a living, their place in the world, if ever they have one...
Style: avant garde, experimental
Plot: existentialism, neon light, homeless, poverty, memory, storytelling, mannequin, dream, dreaming, nightmare, reality, identity ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Public Woman (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An inexperienced young actress is invited to play a role in a film based on Dostoyevsky's 'The Possessed'. The film director, a Czech immigrant in Paris, takes over her life, and in a short time she is unable to draw the line between ...
Style: erotic, avant garde, political
Plot: doppelganger, wife, photograph, politics, immigrants, psychological abuse, postmodernism, strong sexual content, existentialism, lust, premarital sex, breaking the fourth wall ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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