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The Lotus Eaters (1993)
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The Lotus Eaters (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set off the West Coast of Canada in 1965, a hip new teacher with a miniskirt and lots of ideas turns a small town upside down. The soft autumn light of Galiano Island is beautifully rendered in writer/producer Peggy Thompson's The Lotus Eaters, and that's not the only elusive element that this film has captured. In revisiting its particular time and place - the Gulf Islands of the early '60s -Thompson obviously draws on her own family experiences there. For those who share Thompson's love of Gulf Islands magic, the elements she has assembled will feel as familiar as their own childhood blanket. But there are problems at the core of this story about a family's loss of innocence.
Plot: teacher, pig, teenage pregnancy, island, boat, extramarital affair
Time: 1960s, 1950s
Place: canada, british columbia, mine

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about love and romance, family relations, youth, couple relations, couples, teacher and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Lotus Eaters: Where the Spirit Lives (1989), Spoiled Children (1977), 1st Love (2013), This Time Forever (1981), Recommendation for Mercy (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Where the Spirit Lives (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
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Spoiled Children (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Account of a film director's brief affair with a young neighbour, and his involvement in the social and political ramifications of a tenancy dispute in an apartment block. Filmmaker Bernard (Michel Piccoli), who is suffering a creative block, ...
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1st Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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This Time Forever (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young American hockey player, studying in Canada on a hockey scholarship, falls in love while risking his scholarship and the prospect of the Vietnam war draft.
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Recommendation for Mercy (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl
Style: based on true events
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Teenage Mother (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Plot: loneliness, extramarital affair, friendship, teacher, street kid, diplomat, mute, foreigner, bribery, pedophilia, girl man relationship
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Style: serious, realistic
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Country: France
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Ambrosia (2012)
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Country: Canada
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