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The Poll Diaries (2010)
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The Poll Diaries (2010)
Original name: Poll
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Estonia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1914 on a family estate, Oda helps a wounded anarchist, and as their illicit friendship deepens, a family turmoil erupts as the war closes in.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, contemplative, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: obsession, experimenting, family relations, parents and children, moral dilemma, human nature, estate, youth, collector, coming of age, mad scientist, world war one, love and romance, family life, fall in love, dysfunctional family, family problems, family in crisis
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: estonia, europe

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Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
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Other Voices, Other Rooms (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
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Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
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Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s, post world war two
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexy, sexual
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 109 min.
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Duration: 150 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Genre: Drama
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Rebounce (2011)
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