Movies like A Shadow You Soon Will Be

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A Shadow You Soon Will Be (1994)
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A Shadow You Soon Will Be (1994)
Original name: Una sombra ya pronto serás
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film follows the exploits of middle aged man as he wanders through Argentina. It is set in the early 80's following the end of Argentina's long military dictatorship and is based on a 1990 novel by Osvaldo Soriano. Only recently returned from European exile, with no family and friends to welcome him home, "the engineer" travels the lonely southern Pampas of Argentina on the way to a job. He is periodically joined by other strange wanderers such as Nadia, the gun slinging psychic, Lem, a strange travelling millionaire, Barante, the hobo, and Coluccini, a bankrupt circus owner who involves "the engineer" in a rigged card game..
Style: road movie
Plot: sex, football, gambling, thief, money, train, programmer, cat, escape, food, female nudity, flood, death, murder, circus, penguins, priest, hotel, computer, theft, on the road, father daughter relationship, astrology, bartender, silence ...
Place: rome italy, alaska, brazil, argentina, cleveland ohio, bolivia

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Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 75 min.
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Plot: racism, unemployment, restaurant, cafe, immigrants, social decay, city life, rich and poor, discrimination, culture clash, working class, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina, bolivia, buenos aires argentina
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Miss Juneteenth (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Turquoise, a former beauty queen turned hardworking single mother, prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the “Miss Juneteenth” pageant, hoping to keep her from repeating the same mistakes in life that she did.
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Strange Weather (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Years after her son's suicide, a woman longs to confront both the past and a friend of his who took his business idea.
Style: suspenseful, depressing, serious, road movie, lyrical ...
Plot: death of son, investigation, depression, death of child, grieving mother, murder, grieving, justice, death, adventure, murder mystery, life & death ...
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Duration: 113 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, emotional ...
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Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story of a delinquent eleven-year-old orphan in fascist Argentina.
Style: neorealism
Plot: adolescence, fascism, freedom, orphan, escape, male rape, poverty, psychological abuse, family abandonment, physical abuse, rape, violence ...
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Genre: Drama
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Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
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Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, psychological
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Vibrator (2003)
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