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Cairo 30 (1966)
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Cairo 30 (1966)
Original name: القاهرة 30‎‎
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Mahgoub Abdel Dayem a young nihilistic college student, having his father crippled with no other source of income, he finds himself in an urgent need of a job after graduation to support himself and his parents. Having a hard time getting a job, he starts putting his values into actual application only to find them already being applied by much greater authorities. Set in Cairo in the 30s.
Style: social
Plot: student, journalist, job, jealousy, university, corruption, poverty, marriage, lust, letter, protest, poor family, friend, drunkenness, handicapped, hate, promotion, stage play, university student, marriage for money
Place: egypt, cairo egypt

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and atmospheric films with plots about marriage, student, love, husband wife relationship, jealousy, university and sex mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cairo 30: The Second Wife (1967), Falling Leaves (1966), Verses of Love (2008), The Year of the Wolf (2007), The Other (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Second Wife (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A story in the Egyptian countryside about an unjust mayor who controls everything in the village with his power.
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Falling Leaves (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State.
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Verses of Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ayat-Ayat Cinta is a beautifully portrayed Islamic love story – a tale of a virtuous Muslim protagonist who overcomes all obstacles of life maintaining pure ideals.
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The Year of the Wolf (2007)
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Duration: 95 min.
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The Other (1999)
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Duration: 105 min.
Story: Adam is the son of a wealthy Egyptian-American family who is studying at UCLA and returns home for a brief vacation. Upon his arrival he meets beautiful reporter Hanane, with whom he begins an intense love affair, and eventually they marry. Trouble ...
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Duration: 130 min.
Story: Adapted from Abdel Rahman Al-Sharqawi's well-known novel of the same name, this classic film by Egyptian master Youssef Chahine was eight years in the making. Chronicling a small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of ...
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Duration: 90 min.
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