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Donbass (2018)
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Donbass (2018)
Original name: Донбас
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ukraine, France, Netherlands, Romania, Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the Donbas, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs. In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as truth and hatred is declared to be love. A journey through the Donbas unfolds as a chain of curious adventures, where the grotesque and drama are as intertwined as life and death. This is not a tale of one region, one country or one political system. It is about a world, lost in post-truth and fake identities. It is about each and every one of us.
Style: tragicomedy, satirical, ironic, suspenseful
Plot: beaten up, journalist, checkpoint, social satire, political propaganda, bomb shelter, vigilantism, insecurity, military, real world, social criticism, dark humor, distopia, wedding, food, snow, train, hospital, feces, murder, power struggle, blood, firearm, newspaper, snowing ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, psychological, realistic and suspense films with plots about hospital, family relations, husband wife relationship, telephone call, train, father son relationship and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Donbass: A Gentle Creature (2017), Superstar (2012), Black Stone (2015), Until The Birds Return (2017), Woyzeck (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Gentle Creature (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Loosely inspired by Dostoyevsky’s short story A Gentle Creature about a woman who travels to a prison in a remote region to track down her incarcerated husband.
Plot: dog, talking to a dog, pet dog, bare breasts, package, man in a wheelchair, spin the bottle, train station, police, train, prison, post office ...
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Superstar (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An average guy who works in a recycling plant wakes up one morning to discover that he's become inexplicably famous.
Style: satirical, cynical, tragicomedy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: media, life turned upside down, media satire, love hate relationship, disorder, price of fame, fish out of water, celebrity, fame, satire, media circus, absurdism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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Black Stone (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While his parents are toiling away in a food processing plant in Seoul, Shon Sun is drafted in the army. But being prey to abuse, he deserts. Back in Seoul he finds out his parents have disappeared. Intent on finding them, he embarks on a journey ...
Style: surreal, rough, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: gay, korean army, military, death, father son relationship, murder, humiliation, doctor, rape, multiple storylines, gay interest, oral sex ...
Place: korea
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Until The Birds Return (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Algeria today. Past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment and an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartime wrongdoings. Three stories that plunge us into ...
Style: anthology
Plot: wedding, beating, food poisoning, ex husband ex wife relationship, dancing, vomiting, neurologist, husband wife relationship, chauffeur, hospital, hotel
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Place: algeria
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, deadly, society, unlikely criminals, love affair, military life, infidelity, fighting the system, crimes ...
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Place: germany
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Paris Is Us (2019)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dreams and reality collide as a young woman navigates a tumultuous relationship amid rising social tensions, protests and tragedies in Paris.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, unusual plot structure, suspense, tense ...
Plot: teenager, fear, archive footage, couples, struggle, police, french, terrorism, economic crisis, terrorist attack, riot, youth ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: paris france
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The Suicide Theory (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Steven Ray was never quite normal. But when tragedy strikes in the form of a deadly hit-and-run incident at a city cross walk, his violent and bizarre behavior becomes uncontrollable. One night, as Steven plots his next murder, he meets Percival, ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story revolves around 22-year-old Laure, who is trying to find her feet. After performing brilliantly in her literature studies, she enrols as a communications officer in the Naval Fusiliers. She will quickly have to adapt to and assimilate the ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, light, inspirational
Plot: seaside, military, male objectification, female objectification, female protagonist, sea, mother daughter relationship, woman in uniform, boot camp, romance, female nudity, mentor ...
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Sorry We Missed You (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: psychological, realistic, sincere, disturbing
Plot: working class, poverty, husband wife relationship, teenage boy, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, bus, job interview, debt, graffiti, family, couples ...
Time: 2010s, year 1996, year 2008, year 1984
Place: united kingdom
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DNA (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: DNA revolves around a woman with close ties to a beloved Algerian grandfather who protected her from a toxic home life as a child. When he dies, it triggers a deep identity crisis as tensions between her extended family members escalate revealing ...
Style: semi autobiographical
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Gloria Mundi (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Ukraine, Poland, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
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Place: ukraine
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexandre lives in Lyon with his wife and children. One day, he discovered by chance that the priest who abused him to scouts always officiates with children. He then starts a fight, quickly joined by François and Emmanuel, also victims of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
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Duration: 85 min.
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58%
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Spadijer: One Life (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 109 min.
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