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Those Who Remain (2007)
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Those Who Remain (2007)
Original name: Ceux qui restent
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They bump into each other during one of their visits and begin to meet for coffee. Coffee turns into Lorraine offering to drive Bertrand to the train station and the two turn to each other in their time of grief and confusion.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, sincere, serious, gloomy
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, love, self discovery, couples, friendship, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, supportive spouse, death, cancer, bus, male female relationship, loss of wife, daughter in law, loss of mother, cigarette smoking, bathtub
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about unfulfillment, family relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, couples, parents and children and hospital mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Those Who Remain: The Moon Child (2011), Bad Girl (2012), Stopped on Track (2011), A Butterfly Kiss (2011), Melting Away (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Moon Child (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 108 min.
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Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
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A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Duration: 86 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Duration: 115 min.
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