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Good-bye Debussy (2013)
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Good-bye Debussy (2013)
Original name: さよならドビュッシー
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Story: 16-year-old Haruka lost the people she loved the most in a fire. Haruka is also physically and emotionally wounded from the fire, but she still dreams of becoming a pianist. She takes part in an upcoming competition. Inauspicious incidents then occur around her. Musical student Yosuke, who teaches piano to Haruka, tries to solve the case.
Plot: pianist, inheritance, maid, schoolgirl, bully, instructor, classical music, piano, house fire, japanese schoolgirl, piano teacher, mistaken identity, falling down stairs, school uniform, burnt body, mini dress, crutch, sailor uniform
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, psychological, captivating and touching films with plots about japanese schoolgirl, piano, pianist, school uniform, teenage girl, classical music and mini skirt mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres. Some movies like Good-bye Debussy: Your Lie in April (2016), The Touch (1992), 4 Minutes (2006), Blind Man's Bluff (1993), Lara (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Your Lie in April (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arima Kousei won numerous piano competitions while under the strict watch of his mother. He was known as the human metronome during that time. Since the death of his mother, Kousei has been unable to hear the sound of his piano. He then meets ...
Plot: classical music, music, teen romance, leg, school uniform, japanese girl, short skirt, japanese schoolgirl, violin, piano, girl wearing a miniskirt, legs ...
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95%
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The Touch (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Poland, UK, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Henry Kesdi is a silenced classical composer and a survivor of the Holocaust. He is coaxed out from retirement by an inspired musicologist, Stefan, who convinces him to compose a complex symphony on his neglected piano. As a help Kesdi gets his new ...
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, classical music, infidelity, piano, husband wife relationship, empathy, love triangle, love, composer, holocaust survivor, pianist ...
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68%
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4 Minutes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jenny is young. Her life is over. She killed someone. And she would do it again. When an 80-year-old piano teacher discovers the girl’s secret, her brutality and her dreams, she decides to transform her pupil into the musical wunderkind she once ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: women's prison, prison life, prison, classical music, piano, prodigy, haunted by the past, teachers and students, pianist, hopes, musician's life, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Blind Man's Bluff (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Israel
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Lilly Perry Amitai, Blind Man's Bluff takes a bittersweet look at the life of a young Israeli woman. Trying to distance herself from her Holocaust survivor parents and ex-boyfriend, pianist Micki Stav moves out of her ...
Plot: recital, musician, mother daughter relationship, lawyer, mythology, pianist, hypochondriac, nightclub, piano, israeli, concert, teenage girl ...
Place: tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Lara (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It is Lara's sixtieth birthday and it is surely no coincidence that her son Viktor is giving the most important piano concert of his career – since it was her who mapped out and forced Victor's musical career in the first place. Yet the ...
Plot: ex husband ex wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, taxi driver, piano teacher, taxi ride, birthday cake, concert hall, suicidal thoughts, classical music, mother daughter conflict, mother son conflict, pianist
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Have a Song on Your Lips (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Yuri Kashiwaga was once known as a genius pianist. One day, she returns to her hometown in Goto Islands from Tokyo. There, she begins to work as a temporary teacher at a middle school and advisor for the school chorus. The chorus aims to take part ...
Plot: piano lesson, music teacher, pianist, middle school, hill, japanese schoolgirl, religious, farewell, eyeglasses, sailor uniform, asian, choir ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Cherry Orchard: Blossoming (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of a hit film from 1990, "The Cherry Orchard" which Nakahara himself directed, based on a popular comic book from Akimi Yoshida. The story takes place at a prestigious girls high school where everyone is oppressed with rules. One ...
Plot: japanese teenager, japanese school, japanese woman, legs, japanese schoolgirl, sailor uniform, school play, schoolgirl, school uniform, teenage girl, leg, asian school ...
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57%
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Departures (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel agency he finds he’s being interviewed for work with departures of a ...
Style: psychological, contemplative, thought provoking, philosophical, sad ...
Plot: self discovery, funeral, workplace, new job, small town life, cello, death, ritual, cellist, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Naples. Professor Renato Caccioppoli, professor of pure mathematics, is a tormented and disillusioned man living a difficult life. Back from the psychiatric hospital, abandoned by his wife, and having become a stranger to his own party colleagues of ...
Style: intellectual
Plot: communism, teacher student relationship, torment, pianist, piano, weirdo, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, concert, drink, drinking, classical music ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: naples italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Revolving Doors (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in a small Quebec town in the late '20s, this moving drama follows the life and exploits of Celeste Beaumont, a talented young pianist, who gains local celebrity at the town movie theater for her gifts as a silent film accompanist. As an ...
Plot: father son relationship, jazz, male female relationship, mother in law daughter in law relationship, reunion, grandmother grandson relationship, death of husband, jazz club, father in law daughter in law relationship, diary, search, pianist ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Kirishima Thing (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club, and how his disappearance affects every person in school.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: high school, volleyball, disappearance, friendship, society, youth, high school student, rivalry, misfit, social misfits, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Hibiki (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: One day, literature magazine “Mokuren” receives a manuscript script for novel “Otogi no Niwa” by Hibiki Aku, a sensitive 15-year-old girl with a talent for writing.
Plot: schoolgirl, japanese schoolgirl, sailor uniform, japanese teenager, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Hyouka: Forbidden Secrets (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Energy-conservative high school student Houtarou Oreki ends up with more than he bargained for when he signs up for the Classics Club at his sister's behest—especially when he realizes how deep-rooted the club's history really is. ...
Plot: japanese school, japanese teenager, school, ponytail, sailor uniform, girl wearing a miniskirt, short skirt, japanese schoolgirl, schoolgirl uniform, asian school, schoolgirl, teenage girl ...
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48%
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Swing Girls (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A tale of delinquent and lazy school girls. In their efforts to cut remedial summer math class, they end up poisoning and replacing the schools brass band.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: jazz, japanese schoolgirl, summer school, high school, friendship, against the odds, music band, teenage life, performance, ambition, rebellion, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Tokyo Shutter Girl (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The movie Tokyo Shutter Girl, based on the comic series by Kenichi Kiriki, consists of three separate works by three separate directors, each set in Tokyo. It is about three Japanese schoolgirls in a photo club.
Style: anthology
Plot: school uniform, mini skirt, skirt, teenage girl, high school, japanese schoolgirl, sailor uniform, camera, schoolgirl, slender legs, sexy legs, sexuality ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Boy's Choir (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young teen's father dies, and he is sent to an orphanage. He's teased because he stutters almost runs away, until a beautiful, androgynous boy, Yasuo (Sora Toma), convinces him to join the choir.
Plot: train, fire, stuttering, cross, cigarette lighter, song, truck, friend, teenage boy, concert, eyeglasses, swimming ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Drucker in the Dug-Out (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: The movie is about Minami Kawashima, a high school girl who becomes the manager of her school's baseball team in place of her hospitalized friend, Yuki Miyata. She tries to lead the team to the National High School Baseball Championship by ...
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, psychological
Plot: sport team, school, baseball, japanese schoolgirl, contests and competitions, disability, rivalry, sport, manager, society, human spirit, friendship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Maria Watches Over Us (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Yumi Fukuzawa is an ordinary first year student at Lillian Girls' Academy. By chance Yumi meets second year student Sachiko Ogasawara, who is a candidate to become a Red Rose. Sachiko later offers her rosary to Yumi Fukuzawa which signifies she ...
Plot: japanese schoolgirl, superstition, school uniform, schoolgirl uniform, schoolgirl, crucifix, christianity, piano, camera, homosexual, classroom, religion ...
Place: japan, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Beck (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Yukio is your average high school student who spends his days going to class and avoiding bullies. That is until he meets Ryusuke, a guitar prodigy. Together with Taira, Chiba, and Saku they form the rock band BECK. As their popularity increases so ...
Plot: profanity, dog, electric guitar, teenage girl, drums, male with long hair, long haired male, guitarist, band, guitar, teenage boy, rock band ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.3
 25K
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany, UK, Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: pianist, marriage, reconciliation, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, handicapped, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family relations, family problems, reunion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 82
A Cappella (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in the year 1969 in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Kyoko Noma is a loving female high school student who takes part in campus protests. One day, she meets university student Wataru Domoto in the tea cafe Mubansou ("A Cappella"). ...
Plot: beach, gay, mini skirt, short skirt, mini dress, school uniform, protest, japanese schoolgirl, autobiography, bisexual, revolution, japanese woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 5K
Vitus (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Vitus tells the story of a highly-gifted boy (played by real-life piano prodigy Teo Gheorghiu) whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him.
Style: sincere, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: prodigy, child prodigy, performance, pianist, family relations, friendship, music, youth, rebelliousness, parents and children, overbearing parent, proposal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Haruchika: Haruta & Chika (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: Japan
Story: Haruta is handsome and smart, Chika is bright and naive. When they were children, they were friends until Haruta's family moved away while he was in the 3rd grade. They meet again during a high school entrance ceremony. After all of these ...
Plot: japanese schoolgirl, teenager, classmate, friend, school, teacher, new school, girl, student, japanese girl, schoolgirl, music club ...
Place: mount fuji, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Madame Sousatzka (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The relationship between a demanding piano teacher and her student, an Indian prodigy.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: child prodigy, culture clash, coming of age, immigrants, blind ambition, single parent, follow your dream, society, dedicated educator, ambition, youth, prodigy ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Little Forest: Summer/Autumn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Abandoned by her mother, young Ichiko leaves her life in the city to live off the land in Komori, a small town nestled among the mountains in rural Japan. Despite the void left by her mother’s disappearance, Ichiko comes to enjoy her independence ...
Plot: japanese culture, farming, countryside, japanese girl, nature, food, botany, solitude, snow, mother issues, japanese food, abandoned by mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Appointment in Bray (1971)
Genre: Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Belgium, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1917, the First World War is raging. Julien is from Luxemburg, so instead of having to go to war he studies piano in Paris. One day his friend Jacques, also a musician and now a fighter pilot on the front, invites him to spend a few days in his ...
Plot: friendship, world war one, housekeeper, servant, blackout, pre world war one, pianist, student, dating, male female relationship, sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: turn of the century, year 1917, 1910s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Little Forest: Winter/Spring (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ichiko (Ai Hashimoto) lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: japanese culture, food, japanese girl, nature, solitude, hut, abandoned by mother, countryside, farming, isolation, society, snow ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Violin Teacher (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of Laerte (Lázaro Ramos), a talented violinist who after failing to be admitted into the OSESP Orchestra is forced to give music classes to teenagers in a public school at Heliopolis. His path is full of difficulties, but ...
Plot: music teacher, teacher, brazilian, classical music, phone ringing, watching a video, playing violin, car motorcycle chase, drugs, chase, concert, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Gentle Breeze in the Village (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on a popular manga, the film is a tender coming-of-age love story set deep in Japan's countryside. When eighth grade cool guy Hiromi transfers from Tokyo to a small elementary/middle school with only six kids enrolled, wholesome and ...
Plot: countryside, first love, japanese teenager, girl wearing a miniskirt, short skirt, skirt, japanese schoolgirl, schoolgirl uniform, schoolgirl, mini skirt, school uniform, teenage girl
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 130
The Lowlife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a 2016 novel by Mana Sakura, “The Lowlife” shows the stories of three women who work in Japan’s adult video industry .
Plot: porn, eye candy, based on a novel, pornography, porn actress, porn star, teenage girl, japanese schoolgirl, mini skirt, woman wearing a miniskirt, girl wearing a miniskirt
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%