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The Wooden Room (2017)
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The Wooden Room (2017)
Original name: Деревянная комната
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 65 min.
Story: The protagonist of The Wooden Room is a director of documentaries, who lives with his wife - who is as stoic as he - in an isolated hut in the woods. The director is obsessed by filming marginal events in life. The closer he can get to these events with his camera, the more he becomes involved with them. In the end he falls victim to them. The film, with no dialogue and hardly any sound, is an experimental meditation on the complex, continually-changing relationship between a film-maker and his subject.
Style: avant garde, suspenseful, psychological, macabre, bleak, bad ending, disturbing, weird, documentary filmmaking
Plot: filmmaking, filmmaker, isolation, husband wife relationship, no dialogue, obsession, research, mad scientist, serial rapist, fantasy becomes reality, gay, forest, river, commune, stoicism, death of wife, animal trap, chain, cabin

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about husband wife relationship, obsession, isolation, society, family relations, family problems and couples mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Wooden Room: A Hole in My Heart (2004), Dangerous Game (1993), Zero Kelvin (1995), A Matter of Courage (2015), Living (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Hole in My Heart (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
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Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Zero Kelvin (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
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A Matter of Courage (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Uruguay
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hermano, a successful doctor and enthusiastic rock climber, is planning to climb an almost invincible mountain in the Tierra del Fuego, when he discovers that his wife Adri is pregnant. Though Adri desires this unexpected pregnancy, Hermano is a bit ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A therapist spirals into obsession as evidence points that a troubled teen could be her own child surrendered 17 years ago.
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Anima (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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