Movies like The Balloon Vendor

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The Balloon Vendor (1974)
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The Balloon Vendor (1974)
Original name: Il venditore di palloncini
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young boy tries to make living out of a puppet show when his mother abandons him and his father.
Plot: circus, parent child relationship, death, hospital, balloon, blond boy, father son relationship, loss of son

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, sincere and realistic films with plots about father son relationship, death, parent child relationship, circus, hospital, female nudity and family relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Balloon Vendor: The Last Snows of Spring (1973), Mela (1980), Empty Cradle (1993), Circus Palestina (1998), Wajib (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Snows of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 10-year-old boy starts to die of neglect when his widowed father spends too much time forsaking his parental duties in favour of playboy activities and a jet-set life-style.
Plot: leukemia, father son reunion, death of son, desire, merry go round, fair, tiredness, blond boy, boy, death of child, dead child, girlfriend ...
Place: italy
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Mela (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Govindan Kutty (Raghu) is a clown who works in the circus. He comes to his village looking for a bride. Sharada (Anjali Naidu) is impressed by his charms and seemingly rich lifestyle and agrees to marry him. When they reach back the circus after ...
Plot: stuntman, circus, clown, dwarf, suicide, attraction, malayalam
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Empty Cradle (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jane Morgan gives birth to her baby at the hospital. When she wakes up the next morning, the hospital tells her, that her son died at birth. However from ultrasound reading she had before, she knew she was having a girl. Now the hospital is ...
Plot: midwife, parent child relationship, murder, murder of a pregnant woman, pregnancy, faked pregnancy, pregnant woman murdered, stethoscope, hospital, mother son relationship
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Circus Palestina (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Israel's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1998
Plot: lion, lion tamer, circus
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Wajib (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Palestine, France, Colombia, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After years abroad in Italy, Shadi returns to his native Nazareth. But this is no spectacular homecoming. He's back somewhat begrudgingly to honour his "wajib" (or duty) to hand out invitations to his sister's wedding with his ...
Plot: parent child relationship, father son relationship, kiss, wedding invitation, telephone call, death, palestinian, christmas, animal bite, cigarette smoking, father son conflict, funeral ...
Place: palestine
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The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young circus director ends up going into television after her father, a trapeze performer, dies in a circus accident.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: circus, animal training, showbiz, down on your luck, workplace situations, performer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, human spirit, workplace, female nudity, dressing ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe
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The Tree with Pink Leaves (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Little Marco suffers from his parents' divorce. He runs away from home and is hit by a car. He drags on but eventually dies under a tree with pink leaves, remembering a story his grandmother told him.
Plot: hit and run, family crisis, tragedy, dysfunctional family, boarding school, divorce, coming of age, runaway, sexual exploration, school, childhood, boy ...
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52%
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Cirqo (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two prisoners escape execution by the police and become successful circus clowns in Pinochet's Chile.
Plot: circus, clown, military dictatorship, escaped prisoner
Time: 70s
Place: chile
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You and Me (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A neurosurgeon returns back to the USSR from Sweden and has to deal with rejection - both at work and at home.
Plot: ice hockey, female director, circus, neurosurgeon, train, doctor, embassy, crisis of conscience, surgeon
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The Great Wallendas (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Made-for-TV movie, tells the true story of the Great Wallendas, a family of circus acrobats famous for their seven-person high wire pyramid act, that one night ended in tragedy.
Plot: circus, tragedy, accident, tightrope, carnival, acrobat
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The Cricket (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An impressionable young woman's relationship with an aging prostitute leads to a job as a maid at a brothel.
Plot: parent child relationship, prostitute, maid, brothel, mother daughter relationship, suicide by drowning, murder, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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Plot: parent child relationship, love, mountain, father son relationship, generation, gay, quest, friend
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Story: The story of the rebuilding of their lives by the survivors of the disaster caused by Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, particularly focusing on the struggles of a mother who lost their children.
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Story: Ten years ago, distinguished French author Alexandre (Alain Delon) exchanged his stressful, hectic life in Paris for a more peaceful existence upon a Mexican hacienda with his wife Ariane (Marianne Denicourt). Lucien (Jean-Pierre Kalfon) also ...
Plot: writers, spanking, sex scene, death, murder, female full frontal nudity, balloon, female nudity
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Body of Love (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An estranged father and son on holiday bond over the beautiful foreign girl they find unconscious on the beach.
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Story: A period drama set in the early years of the 20th century. Josef, a former construction worker who delighted in dancing on girders high above the city, who now sweeps up at the circus. Once the big top's owner spots the young roustabout defying ...
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