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A Story Written with Water (1965)
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A Story Written with Water (1965)
Original name: 水で書かれた物語
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Struggling with his true emotions, dreams, memories of the past and the reality Shizuo is about to marry, but is torn between his wife-to-be and the love to his mother.
Plot: japanese new wave, geisha, mother son relationship, wedding, illness, water, suicide, unrequited love, dream, marriage, lake, car accident, surrealism, loss of father, extramarital affair, spa, flashback, sickness, loss of mother

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, tense, light and avant garde films with plots about japanese new wave, flashback, suicide, female nudity, extramarital affair, death and sex scene mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Story Written with Water: Confessions Among Actresses (1971), The Affair (1967), Akitsu Springs (1962), Woman of the Lake (1966), Affair in the Snow (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Confessions Among Actresses (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this intricately layered Japanese film, the nature of actresses and what they gain from acting is explored. The lives of three actresses are laid bare, and scenes from their lives are woven in and out of interviews with each of them. Each of them ...
Plot: extramarital affair, suicide attempt, nightmare comes true, pill, female nudity, female stockinged legs, nightmare, photographer, memory, actress, scissors, pantyhose ...
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The Affair (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Oriko’s and her mother had a difficult relationship. She knew of her mother’s relationships with men, and insisted she stop, interfering in the affair. Now that her mother has passed away, Oriko attempts to find out more about her from her ...
Plot: japanese new wave, extramarital affair, hit by a car, age difference, attempted rape, unreliable flashback, sex scene, sculpture, rape, unrequited love, mother, sculptor ...
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Akitsu Springs (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Yoshida’s first big-budget production and colour film is a haunting tale of unrequited love and postwar disillusion. The story of the fatal attraction between a spineless intellectual and a strong woman is conventional, but its enactment is ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, illness, world war two, love, japanese new wave, water, spa
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Woman of the Lake (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A married woman lets her lover take naked pictures of her. The photos end up in possession of a man who starts blackmailing the couple.
Plot: blackmail, adultery, attempted murder, filmmaking, stalker, extramarital affair, stalking, sea, female nudity, japanese new wave, body double, passionate kiss ...
Place: tokyo
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Affair in the Snow (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In an isolated mountain resort, a woman gets involved in a love triangle between herself, her volatile lover and her ex-boyfriend, for whom she had platonic feelings.
Plot: love triangle, sex scene, extramarital affair, memory, snow, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, mountain, unrequited love, suicide, hotel, teacher, japanese new wave ...
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68%
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Human (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The ship Kaijin Maru is left adrift after losing all means of navigation in a storm. The four people on the ship are becoming increasingly desperate as food and water run out.
Style: suspense
Plot: stranded, captain, cannibalism, rice, guilt, shipwreck, fight, rain, hunger, malnutrition, ship, storm ...
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This Transient Life (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Near a remote Buddhist monastery, a young man falls in love with his sister and gets her pregnant. After a monk finds out, the young man becomes an assistant to a master sculptor, only to proceed to complicate matters with his affairs.
Plot: buddhism, priest, sculptor, suicide, voyeurism, incest, brother sister incest, sibling relationship, brother sister sex, one female two males threesome, sexless marriage, forbidden sex ...
Place: kyoto japan
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41%
The Man Who Left His Will on Film (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A metaphysical mystery involving a university student's camera getting stolen, and the thief then committing suicide. Looking back upon the event, the situation comes to be questioned if it happened at all.
Plot: rape, telephone, student, university, japanese new wave, breaking the fourth wall, jumping off a building, communist, sex scene, surrealism, suicide, female nudity ...
Place: tokyo
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She and He (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As her husband Eiichi becomes more entangled in his life as businessman, Naoko looks for ways to expand her own life even as her husband's life shrinks in scope and intimacy. She finds new interests, new love, and a greater sense of her place ...
Plot: japanese new wave, bourgeoisie, poverty, self discovery, japanese woman, compassion, japanese wife, empathy, japanese man, husband wife relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Farewell to the Summer Light (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The setup here is a couple. They are both Japanese. She is married to a European, is haunted by the Nagasaki bomb which killed her father. The two are in love.
Style: light
Plot: extramarital affair, teacher, japanese new wave, ruins, memory, summer, love, airport, ruin, church
Place: spain, europe, amsterdam, lisbon portugal, norway ...
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Women in the Mirror (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three women who share memories of the Hiroshima disaster try to uncover the hidden family ties that may or may not bind them together.
Plot: amnesia, mother daughter relationship, widow, dna testing, identity crisis, memory loss, lipstick, radiation, little girl, identity, shadow, surrealism ...
Place: hiroshima japan
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36%
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The Ceremony (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Oshima’s magisterial epic, centering on the ambivalent surviving heir of the Sakurada clan, uses ritual and the microcosm of the traditional family to trace the rise and fall of militaristic Japan across several decades.
Plot: post war japan, threesome, katana, family relations, japanese new wave, sex scene, car accident, satire, colonialism, tradition, dysfunctional family, suicide ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 60s, 50s
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36%
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Mandara (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: About two student couples who become members of an obscure sect. The cult seeks a prehistoric utopia with free sex and without society's norms and values. The students are torn between ambient pressure and the sect leader's authority to ...
Plot: cult, city, bed, sand, erotica, ocean, bathroom, rape, beach, misogyny, sex, philosophy ...
Place: japan
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33%
Heroic Purgatory (1970)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rikiya Shoda is an engineer working for the Atomic Agency in Japan. One day, his wife Nanako returns home with a lost teenager called Ayu. A man, pretending to be the father, comes to get her back; Ayu keeps telling him that Rikiya and Nanako are ...
Plot: dream, death, interrogation, mirror, assassination, gunshot, spy, communist, piano, hanging, japanese new wave, ambassador ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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32%
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Railroad Man (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A railway stationmaster at a dying end-of-the-line village in Hokkaido is haunted by memories of his dead wife and daughter. When the railroad line is scheduled to be closed, he is offered a job at a hotel, but he is emotionally unable to part with ...
Plot: railway station, winter, coal mine, railway, doll, supernatural power, marriage, flashback, father daughter relationship
Place: japan
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31%
The Fallen Angel (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "No Longer Human" tells the story of a young man who has felt since childhood utterly alien from others around him. Since that time he has learned to put on a face to hide his alienation. He feels incapable of belonging to the human ...
Plot: alcoholic, painter, geisha, radio, alcohol, mansion, slutty wife, slutty attitude, drifter, artist, pigtails, double suicide ...
Place: tokyo
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31%
Our Lady of the Turks (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man (Carmelo Bene) can not bear to be part of society. He considers himself a "jerk" and so invents its own philosophy, which involves the destruction of his land of Puglia where all citizens are devoted to the Catholic religion. ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: stream of consciousness, tourist, injection, dead man, mirror, corpse, topless woman, gay, monk, artistic creation, suicide attempt, making love ...
Place: southern italy, italy
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31%
My Neighbor’s Wife (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Aaron and Giselle are an ambitious couple, but their hard work isn’t enough to provide for the comfortable life they desire. The marriage of their well-to-do bosom buddies, Bullet and Jasmine, also goes from bliss to bleak. Their situation heads ...
Style: twists and turns, light, tense, psychological
Plot: marriage, adultery, marital infidelity, school, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, friend turned foe, extramarital affair, nun, hospital, mother son relationship, head butt ...
Place: the philippines
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Yumechiyo's Diary (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Yumechiyo, a geisha house madam recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, yearns to do something constructive with the little time she has left. Through her responsibility lies in taking care of her girls, she finds purpose in providing a man ...
Plot: arrest, actor, police, father son relationship, witness, river, death of father, guilt, murder, suicide, accidental death, hot spring ...
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29%
Hot Springs Geisha (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at the lives of a troupe of geishas working in a small seaside resort town. For the most part, their lives consist of greeting boatloads of oversexed businessmen and providing bawdy entertainment through the evening followed by private ...
Plot: geisha, dying during sex, public bath, tattoo, alcohol, resort, peeping tom, abandoned baby, kidnapping
Place: japan
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28%
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Assassination (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Assassination begins with the events of 1853 when "four black ships" anchored at Edo Bay, sparking civil unrest and the major political manoeuvring that saw the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. At a time when assassination had become a ...
Plot: japanese new wave, emperor, selfishness, ronin, assassination, flashback, decapitated head, rebel army, scheming, samurai sword, diary, torture ...
Time: 1850s, 19th century
Place: japan
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27%
The Last Fine Day (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The phone call from Sybille was usual. Her family didn't even know that this call just started their last fine day...
Plot: depressed woman, brother sister relationship, loss of wife, loss of mother, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, suicide, funeral, flashback
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Lemonade (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Canada, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: While working in the US on a temporary visa as a caretaker, Mara, a 30 year-old single mother from Romania, marries Daniel, an American. After the arrival of her son Dragos, everything seems to have fallen perfectly into place. When the process of ...
Style: suspense, sentimental, psychological, tense, rough
Plot: mother son relationship, green card, abuse of power, marriage, culture clash, society, life is a bitch, family relations, escapades, dishonesty, love and romance, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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26%
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Clover (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sara marries Gaten a single father who is African-American. Not long after they're married Gaten dies. So Sara has to take care of Gaten's daughter, Clover. Problem is she and Clover have not exactly bonded and several of Gaten's ...
Plot: ghost, marriage, girl, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, car accident, death of father, death, loss of father, african american, husband wife relationship, grief ...
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Lullaby of the Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of an orphan girl, brought up in naive, rustic innocence by an elderly relative, who is suddenly exposed to the brutality, greed and deceptiveness of the outside world when her grandmother dies. Notwithstanding her healthy distrust of all ...
Plot: strangulation, tied up, bell, beating, blood, prostitute, blindness, man hits a woman, torture, sea, country girl, temple ...
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Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A feverish collision of avant-garde aesthetics and grind-house shocks, Funeral Parade of Roses takes us on an electrifying journey into the nether-regions of the late-’60s Tokyo underworld. In Toshio Matsumoto’s controversial debut feature, ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: dancing, funeral, banana, japanese new wave, rose, mirror, suicide, birthday cake, death, cigarette smoking, cemetery, telephone call ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: tokyo, japan
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25%
Intentions of Murder (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Sadako, cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to her own awakening.
Style: suspense, rough, tense, disturbing, bleak
Plot: japanese new wave, dysfunctional relationship, violence, rape, unhappiness, maid, dark past, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage, secret, infidelity, suffering ...
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25%
How to Be Loved (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An actress travels from Warsaw to Paris and during the trip reflects on the last few years of her life. It goes back to the German occupation and her hiding of a fellow actor who has supposedly killed a collaborator. He is weak and a bit cowardly, ...
Plot: suicide, cognac, airport, cigarette smoking, flashback, murder suspect, tank, theater, airplane
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25%
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Tusk (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An English girl and an Indian elephant, born on the same day, share a common destiny...
Plot: surrealism, birth, dream, friendship, elephant, poacher, animal human communication
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: india
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25%
I, a Woman, Part II (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Newly married to a sexually perverted German millionaire, Siv submits herself to endless degradation before discovering that her husband harbors a diabolical secret.
Plot: marriage, millionaire, sadist, nazi, sex, lesbianism, female nudity, racist, adultery, extramarital affair, erotica, lesbian ...
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