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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, handicapped, journalist, job, jealousy, university, corruption, poverty, marriage, lust, high society, hate, revolutionary, letter, drunkenness, friend, protest, poor family, promotion, university student, marriage for money, stage play
Place: cairo egypt, egypt

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and melancholic films with plots about love, husband wife relationship, love triangle, friendship, jealousy, marriage and student mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cairo 30: The Second Wife (1967), Verses of Love (2008), Falling Leaves (1966), Kit Kat (1991), 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.
Plot: countryside, polygamy, injustice, pregnancy, escape attempt, jealousy, women fight, divorce, ignorance, police, dead husband, lust ...
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Verses of Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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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.
Style: mind bending, psychological, philosophical, thought provoking
Plot: islam, muslim, religion, student, human relationship, bittersweet, love affair, doubts and hesitations, life changing experience, young woman, hopes, young man ...
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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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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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the Egyptian Kit Kat suburb, Sheikh Hosni's character as an observer of the daily lives of El Kit Kat's residents seems to transcend above it. Even with the loss of his eyesight, his wife, his job, and the fact that he lives with his ...
Plot: suburbs, loudspeaker, love, coffee shop, grandmother, widow, sex, father son relationship, blind man, incompetence, boat, death ...
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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The Other (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Egypt
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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Cairo Time (2009)
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Anna Karenina (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 145 min.
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Duration: 115 min.
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Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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