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Dharma Guns (La Succession Starkov) (2010)
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Dharma Guns (La Succession Starkov) (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film opens on a water-skiing accident - a girl (Délie) drives a speedboat and pulls a young man (Stan). They are both challenging their own limits when a crash occurs... Stan wakes up from a coma after this serious accident, to find out that genealogists are looking for an individual whose identity corresponds to his. Instead of asking himself questions about this testamentary filiation, he subscribes for Professor Starkov's legacy, and embarks for the country of Las Estrellas... Purging odyssey where intuition and telepathy accelerates the journey in time. Dharma Guns revisits the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice fighting with the tyranny of Time-God...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, bleak, serious, surreal, experimental, stylized, offbeat
Plot: self discovery, human nature, redemption, disorder, village, hopes, mad scientist, airplane, gun, ambulance, airport, shooting, car driving, hugging, playing pool, motorboat, pool table, quotation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and contemplative films with plots about hopes, human nature, self discovery, introspection, disorder, unfulfillment and artists and showbiz mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Dharma Guns (La Succession Starkov): Journey to the West (2014), Simon Killer (2012), Exit: A personal history (2010), Like a Cast Shadow (2015), The Ape (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Journey to the West (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A Buddhist monk walks barefoot and incredibly slowly through Marseille – so slowly, that his progress is barely perceptible and he becomes a calming influence in the midst of the town’s goings-on.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, solitude, monk, self discovery, introspection, journey, urban, buddhist monk, no dialogue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, france, french riviera, europe
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Simon Killer (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A recent college graduate goes to Paris after breaking up with his girlfriend of five years. His life should be open-ended and full of promise, but he can’t shake his feelings of loss. Being a stranger in a strange land only aggravates his ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
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Place: paris france, france, europe
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Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man travels to Holland for an assisted suicide. The young man was convinced that this was his only way of ending an existence that he considered to lack any dignity.
Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: human nature, family relations, dull life, unfulfillment, dealing with death, death wish, sexual content, siblings relations, urban, human rights, urban setting, disability
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, holland, amsterdam
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Like a Cast Shadow (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sibylle, a pragmatic architect, mother and wife, witnesses a suicide of a woman her age while on vacation in Italy. Devastated by this incident, it causes the perception of her life and her family to change. Something inside of her has been set in ...
Style: contemplative, serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, couples, couple relations, under the surface, mystery, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Ape (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: introspection, losing-it hero, family relations, disorder, life turned upside down, moral dilemma, human nature, parents and children, heroes, surrealism, hell, driven mad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, talky, stylized ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, introspection, romance, seaport, unfulfillment, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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Lourdes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: miraculous event, disability, religions or cults, redemption, clergy, society, healing power, volunteer, religion, self discovery, envy, pilgrimage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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The Girl from Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Michel, a retired math teacher, has lived alone since his wife’s death and occupies his time writing an essay about the beliefs that shape daily life. One day he comes across Dora, a young homeless woman, who shows up injured on his doorstep, and ...
Style: contemplative, surreal, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: introspection, self discovery, hopes, paranormal phenomena, mysterious girl, loneliness, ghost, supernatural power, nudity (full frontal - brief), hallucination, religion, reincarnation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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57%
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The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Arriving on a deserted beach in the Mediterranean sea, in a time and a place unspecified, Kaspar Hauser is forced to confront the evil of a Grand Duchess who feels threatened by the power she exercises over the community.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, experimental, stylized, serious ...
Plot: mysterious character, good versus evil, beach, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, defiant, island, techno music, dj, ufo, motorcycle ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Sensation of Sight (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Invader (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An African immigrant living illegally in Belgium is desperate to find his own sense of belonging.
Style: serious, thought provoking, tense, contemplative, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, misfit, job seeking, couple relations, couples, human nature, immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, urban, interracial relations, sex standing up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, lifestyle, hopes, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, family relations, siblings relations, redemption, human nature, society, performer's life, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, poland, prague, central europe
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52%
The High Pressures (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Miguel travels to Pontevedra, his hometown, with the request of serching for some locations for a movie. His trip takes him back to the place where he grew up, meeting up with some old friends, but also leads him to the possibility of a new ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: friendship, love and romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, human nature, self discovery, introspection, workplace, hopes, unfulfillment, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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51%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, stylized, art house ...
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Solitary Fragments (2007)
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22nd of May (2010)
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45%
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Corroboree (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
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44%
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Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, suspense, realistic ...
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44%
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42%
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Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, mind bending ...
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40%
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 88 min.
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