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Traces of Sandalwood (2014)
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Traces of Sandalwood (2014)
Original name: Rastres de sàndal
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, India, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite her fame and fortune, Mina, a successful Indian actress in Mumbai, can't forget her little sister Sita, from whom she was forced to separate after their mother's death in a village. Thirty years later she will finally find out that Sita is alive and well in Barcelona. However, Sita's adoptive parents have erased all traces of her past. She is now called Paula, works as a researcher in Biology and has no recollection of her Indian background, let alone of Mina. Faced with the shocking truths of her past, Paula begins a long journey of self-discovery, aided along the way by her budding romance with the handsome Indian immigrant Prakash. A story of hope and love across Mumbai and Barcelona; from India to the Mediterranean and all the way back.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious
Plot: self discovery, family relations, haunted by the past, reunion, forceful separation, actor's life, sibling relationship, love, hopes, society, track down, siblings relations, foster child, female director, brother sister relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, india, barcelona spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, self discovery, hopes, haunted by the past, parents and children, society and siblings relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Traces of Sandalwood: The Fatherless (2011), Closed for Winter (2009), Ismael (2013), The Confession (2013), Pandora's Box (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Fatherless (2011)
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Closed for Winter (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
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Ismael (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: family life, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, father and son, bittersweet, family relations, family drama, father
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Place: spain, barcelona
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The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, family relations, self discovery, hopes, adoption, society, family, redemption, reunion, religions or cults, parents and children, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
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The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a forest, near a border, a young Bengali and a European soldier attempt to get the better of one another. In Calcutta, Rahul, an architect who had gone off to build a career in Dubai, begins a huge construction site. He is reunited with his ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, light ...
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The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 99 min.
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