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Mullum Malarum (1978)
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Mullum Malarum (1978)
Original name: முள்ளும் மலரும்
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Mullum malarum (1978) wriiten for screen and directed by Mahandran, based on the novel of the same by Umachandran which was published in Kalki in the year of 1966. The movie deals with the brother sister relationship between Kaali and valli, Kaali's ego with the divisional engineer Kumaran.
Style: cult film
Plot: orphan, engineer, marriage, brother sister relationship, unemployment, drunkenness, working class, anger, guilt, fired from the job, power plant, troublemaker, bitterness, arm amputation, one armed man

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, biting and suspense films with plots about orphan, marriage, family relations, brother sister relationship, unemployment, father daughter relationship and prostitute mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Mullum Malarum: One Man's War (1973), The Adversary (1970), Love is Never Silent (1985), Eat Sleep Die (2012), Sun Seekers (1958). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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One Man's War (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Man leaves his factory job and sells everything to buy an earth mover and start his own business, travelling from place to place with his wife and child. There is not enough work and he is eventually forced to emigrate after many hardships.
Style: social
Plot: poverty, construction site, entrepreneur, business ethics, marriage, unemployment, construction, business competition, failing business, small business, social issues, business ...
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The Adversary (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Siddhartha Chowdhury, a brilliant medical student, is forced to leave his studies after his father's sudden demise. He is forced to navigate the high unemployment rate and the communist socio-political climate of 1960s Calcutta in search of a ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, biting, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, job seeking, medical student, job interview, rebellion, ambition, daydreamer, city life, down on your luck, against the odds, political unrest, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, india, kolkata
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Love is Never Silent (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her deaf parents in this depression-era drama. A friend sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds ...
Plot: great depression, father daughter relationship, marriage, deafness, parent child relationship, guilt, sign language, mother daughter relationship, deaf, family relations
Time: 1930s, 1940s
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Eat Sleep Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Eastern European immigrant working in Sweden is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of "efficiencies."
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, unemployment, society, realism, parents and children, workplace, unfulfillment, fired from the job, misfit, family relations, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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Sun Seekers (1958)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A socialist story of "atoms for peace" and compulsory labor in an East German uranium mine under Soviet control.
Style: light
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, orphan, communist party, sun, post war, prostitution, geiger counter, bar brawl, forced labor, ss officer, trumpet, soviet army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1949
Place: east germany, berlin germany
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Majhli Didi (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Bipinchandra breaks family tradition by marrying a city girl, Hemangini, much to the chagrin of his sister-in-law, Kadambini, and her husband, Navinchandra. Things are delicate even after both women give birth to two children each. Then Hemangini ...
Plot: orphan, lawyer, death of mother, brother brother relationship, village, old man, child abuse, trial, dysfunctional family, courtroom, greed, sister in law sister in law relationship ...
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Subarnarekha (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Made in 1962 (but not released until 1965), Bengali director Ritwik Ghatak’s film starts soon after the 1947 partition of Bengal. At a socialist refugee colony, Ishwar and his younger sister, Sita, adopt a low-caste boy, Abhiram, who has been ...
Plot: prostitution, river, symbol, suicide, teaching, mythology, hopes, refugee, death of sister, prostitute, widow, brothel ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
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Wildfire (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Since they met the first time in boarding school as little kids, it was obvious that the orphans Kay and Dave would become a couple. But at sixteen, Dave foolishly attempted to rob a bank with a water pistol, and ended up in jail for eight years. ...
Plot: foster parent, jealousy, orphan, adultery, robbery, boarding school, marriage, prison, menage a trois
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Guilt (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: About a young couple who accidentally by car run over someone and kill him. The victim turns out to be an escapee from an asylum for the mentally ill.The two wander around the country side trying to figure out the situation, which quickly turns out ...
Plot: guilt, winter, hit and run, alibi, neurosis, police, newspaper, couples
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That Tender Touch (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Terri (Sue Bernard) marries and moves to the suburbs, her lesbian lover, Marsha (Bee Tompkins), doesn't take kindly to Terri's desire for a "normal" life. Determined to win her love back, Marsha worms her way into the ...
Style: sexual, cult film, sexy
Plot: female nudity, sex, orphan, jealousy, merry go round, injury, lesbian couple, lesbian relationship, lesbian kiss, tragedy, attempted rape, marriage ...
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Sweet Love, Bitter (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A loose fictitious of Charlie Parker's last years and a portrait of the jazz scene in 1960's New York.
Style: reflective
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Side Job (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
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Elle (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria, Chile, Switzerland, Portugal
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of a neurotic bachelor who, after marrying a beautiful woman, submits her to increasingly deranged accusations of infidelity and pleas for forgiveness.
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The Middleman (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
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Time: 70s
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Fly Away Solo (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy in hopeless love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and a spirited child yearning for a family, long to escape the ...
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Moon and Thunder (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Drama
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