Movies like The Flower of the Lake

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The Flower of the Lake (1999)
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The Flower of the Lake (1999)
Original name: Ο ανθός της λίμνης
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kastoria, a region in Western Macedonia at the turn of the century. Greeks, Turks, Jews and other nationalities live together under the rule of the Ottoman empire, amid the despair, the uncertainty and the confusion brought about by the 1897 war between Greece and Tyrkey. It is under these conditions that a family of fisherman in the Kastoria lakeside district tries to make a living. A fisherman, his wife, the grandfather, and their five children. The daughter works for a furrier, the youngest goes to Greek school, while the older son Christos, helps his father with the fishing. The flower that rises from the lake is personified by the film's main hero, Christos. Every morning when the sky and the waters of the lake become one in the mist, Christos casts his nets. These are the hours when birds, fish and men struggle to earn a living. Christos seemingly calm life is shattered when he meets a wounded guerilla who has been abandoned by his comrades. Despite the fact that the ...
Plot: revolution, jewish, fishing, partisan, death, snow, church, fisherman, greek, boat, lake, devotion, loyalty, turk, captain, family man, wound, bazaar, hellenic
Time: 90s, 1900s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: greece, ottoman empire, hellas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and captivating films with plots about greek, hellenic, death, family relations, female nudity, murder and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Flower of the Lake: The Tree We Hurt (1986), Lola (1964), A Quiet Death (1986), Attenberg (2010), I Dream of My Friends (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Tree We Hurt (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 75 min.
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Lola (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 104 min.
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A Quiet Death (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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