Movies like Pharmakon film

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Pharmakon film (2012)
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Pharmakon film (2012)
Original name: Pharmakon
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Albania
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Branko is a young man of twenty five, doing a dreary job as a pharmacist in the suburbs of Tirana. He lives under the tutelage of his father, Dr. Sokrat, a socially respected oncologist, owning almost everything in his sons life, including the pharmacy where Branko, in lack of any other job, is compelled to work. Suspecting that she might be his father's secret lover, Branko enters into a romantic relationship with one of Dr. Sokrat's employees, Sara, a young nurse. Accidentally or not, Sara provokes the tense relation of a father and a son, uncovering a silent generational conflict between the two. Pharmakon depicts Branko's journey toward truth and maturity, in a cynical patriarchal system, based upon power hungriness, corruption and lies.
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, art house, controversial, gloomy
Plot: family relations, parents and children, love and romance, society, inventions and discoveries, young lovers, adolescence vs adulthood, doctor, illegal drugs, oedipus complex, freudian, debut
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, sweden

Most similar movies to Pharmakon film

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and contemplative films with plots about family relations, parents and children, society, love and romance, family problems, youth and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Thriller and Family genres. Some movies like Pharmakon film: When the Night (2011), One Day You'll Understand (2008), I Travel Alone (2011), Bright Angel (1990), Bypass (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, family relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, mountain, mother son relationship, female director, snow
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
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One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, family life, parents and children, holocaust, death in the family, love and romance, against humanity, society, war crime, old photograph, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, middle east, germany, france, europe
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I Travel Alone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jarle Klepp is a 25-year-old student of literature with a passion for Adorno, Proust and grown-up women - and definitely not Tamagochi's, Lady Di and small kids. The news that he is the father of a seven year old girl - and that she will come ...
Style: realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, friends, youth, life turned upside down, couples, society, student life, twentysomething life, student
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: norway, europe
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Bright Angel (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Road-movie from Montana to Wyoming. A gullible, innocent young man (Mulroney) assists a versatile girl (Taylor) on her long quest to get her brother out of jail.
Style: road movie, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, crimes, destructive relationship, on the road, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, jail, brother, marital problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, wyoming, montana
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Bypass (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, family relations, youth, society, crimes, working class, terminal illness, down on your luck, urban, criminal
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Place: england
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Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Séraphin unfolds against the severe and achingly beautiful landscape of rural Quebec in 1889, where young lovers are torn from each other when a bankrupt shopkeeper forces his daughter into an arranged marriage to save his business. But true love ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: greed, bankruptcy, love and romance, couples, true love, family relations, young lovers, romance, couple relations, parents and children, village life, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
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62%
Black Dog, Red Dog (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Follows the life of Stephen Dobyns as he deals with life, women, and his move from journalism to poetry.
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, serious, offbeat
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Place: usa
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56%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, touching ...
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Homeland (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a country shaken by major political events, three generations of a Greek family clash over an inside-the-family adoption.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, family problems, political unrest, family relations, state affairs, society, incest, riot, parents and children, human nature, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
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48%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: bleak, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
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48%
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Emoticon ;) (2014)
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Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, contemplative, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Bed You Sleep In (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: disturbing, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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45%
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Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland
Duration: 168 min.
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The Narrows (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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39%
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The Hanged Man (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
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Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: spain
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The Confession (2013)
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Country: USA
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Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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37%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, romance, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
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37%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, gloomy, talky, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, europe, england, harvard university
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35%
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The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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35%
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Inhale (2010)
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Duration: 83 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, rich and poor, social differences, parents and children, teenage life, youth, romance, society, love and romance, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: indonesia
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34%
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In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, best friends, society, life is a bitch, coming of age, dysfunctional family, civil war, parents and children, teenage life, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, asia, tbilisi, europe ...
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34%
The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the book by Caroline B. Cooney, a girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Could her parents really have kidnapped her?
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, missing child, kidnapping, prom, life is a bitch, love and romance, coming of age, young heroes, family problems, life turned upside down, mystery, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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34%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
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The Ape (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
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