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The Belly Dancer and the Politician
Original name: Al-raqissa wa-l-siyasi
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dancer asks a politician with whom she once had an affair to use his influence on her behalf.
Plot: dance, belly dancer, egyptian, dancer, dancing
Place: egypt
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and melancholic films with plots about dancer, dancing, dance, friendship, father son relationship, sex and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Belly Dancer and the Politician: Take Care of Zuzu (1972), Dunia (2005), My Father Up the Tree (1969), Cairo Time (2009), Whatever Lola Wants (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Take Care of Zuzu
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
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Duration: 132 min.
Story: When a college professor falls for one of his students, his fiancée decides to expose the student's shameful secret to all.
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Dunia
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Story: After studying literature at Cairo University, Dunia, 23 years old, wants to become a professional dancer. She attends audition for an oriental dance contest where she recites Arabian poetry without any body movement. She explain to the perplexed ...
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My Father Up the Tree
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A young man is shunned by his friends after he starts an affair with a dancer.
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Cairo Time
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Whatever Lola Wants
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Story: A Brooklyn postal worker follows her Egyptian boyfriend to Cairo where she takes belly-dancing lessons from a legendary but disgraced Egyptian dancer.
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The Portrait of a Lady
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, manipulation, self discovery, betrayal, couple relations, period piece, adaptation, romance, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england, europe, california, florence italy, sicily ...
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The Land Girls
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel, pearl harbor, egypt
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    User:   30%
 
The Maiden Danced to Death
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Canada, Slovenia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There were two brothers - two dancers - in Communist Hungary. One defected, the other stuck it out. One gave his soul to commerce, the other to the Party. After twenty years, they meet again. And the dance begins.
Style: family saga
Plot: iron curtain, hungarian, folk music, dance, sibling rivalry, affair, jealousy, love triangle, dancer, man with glasses, politics, deception ...
Time: 1990s
Place: eastern europe, hungary, canada
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The Dancer
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Elle a une passion: la danse. Une ambition: danser a Broadway. Un handicap: elle est muette. Le samedi soir, dans une boite new-yorkaise, elle affronte les plus grands DJ et, quelle que soit la musique, techno, funk, jazz ou soul, elle garde le ...
Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
Place: europe, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Test
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: San Francisco, 1985. Two opposites attract at a modern dance company. Together, their courage and resilience are tested as they navigate a world full of risks and promise, against the backdrop of a disease no one seems to know anything about.
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Fortune and Men's Eyes
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The Fits
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Country: USA
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Place: cincinnati ohio
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The Cherry Orchard
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, Cyprus
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Madame Ranevskaya (Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial, she continues living in the past, deluding ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
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Wild Tigers I Have Known
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Country: USA
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Story: A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his new found sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
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Sexual Dependency
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A poor girl, a rich stud, a university student and a model -- nothing in common, except the desire to experience true intimacy. Their stories unfold and overlap as each becomes victim to their own sexual dependencies, self-perceptions and illusions. ...
Style: serious, sexual, erotic, sincere, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary
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Kamaladalam
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Country: India
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Story: Nandagopan (Mohanlal) is a respected dance teacher at the Kerala Kala Mandiram (alluding to the famed Kerala Kalamandalam repertory which performs Kerala's temple arts). However, his wife Sumangala (Parvathi) commits suicide, causing him to ...
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Little Paris
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Story: "Little Paris" is the nickname given to Luna's hometown in provincial Baden Württemberg. Its name comes from a replica of the Eiffel Tower on a factory roof on an industrial estate next to the A9 autobahn. Luna knows she has to leave ...
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Country: USA
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Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, egypt
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Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Seattle couple travel to New York to interview colorful former dancer Tobi for research on a dissertation about dance. But soon, common niceties and social graces erode when the questions turn personal and the true nature of the interview is ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Puerto Rico, Mexico
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Story: In 1942, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a casino is organizing a farewell party for its patrons, since it's about to be turned into a US military base. The guests drink, seduce and gossip, but some also plot against each other.
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