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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, darkness, surrealism, self harm

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out avant garde, surreal, absurd and disturbing films with plots about surrealism, death, politics, poverty, murder, prison and suicide mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Lines: Happy Day (1976), Eden and After (1970), Boxes (2007), Miss Violence (2013), The March (1990). 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 ...
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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: avant garde
Plot: violence, death, painting, surrealism, desert, torture, nihilism, avant-garde, eroticism, female full frontal nudity
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Boxes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 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, ...
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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, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: domestic violence, abusive father, dysfunctional family, perversion, parents and children, investigation, family problems, child prostitution, death in the family, child abuse, incest, child suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
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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, refugee, global warming, wandering, hunger, nationalism, politics, desert, emigration, migration, third world ...
Place: africa
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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: surrealism, lion, faith, humiliation, water, murder, homelessness, religion, poverty
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Body of Love (1972)
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, child smoking, sea, topless, butterfly, cigarette smoking, death, father son relationship, youth
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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: politics, coup, photographer, coming of age, peeping
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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 ...
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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: avant garde
Plot: sex scene, rape, single mother, school, flowers, handheld camera, surrealism, hidden identity
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Duration: 124 min.
Story: 1981, Morocco. A village in the Atlas mountains. A city in the distance. A child. A family facing its destiny.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 115 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Country: Soviet Union
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Country: Serbia
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