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The Piano in a Factory (2010)
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The Piano in a Factory (2010)
Original name: 钢的琴
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Steelworker Chen has a passion for music and plays the accordion in a local band with a close group of friends. When his estranged wife returns one day after years of absence, she demands a divorce and sole custody of their daughter. Chen is at a loss. He doesn't mind divorcing a woman who has become a stranger, but he can't bear to part with his daughter. Chen has worked hard to give her a respectable life and has taught her his love of music. When asked if she'd rather stay with her father or go with her mother, the girl gives a practical, devastating answer: she'll go with whomever can provide her with a piano. Chen cannot afford such a luxury item, but the piano becomes his last hope to save what little is left of his family. With the help of his loyal friends and the support of his lover - the singer in his band - Chen concocts several plans to fulfill his daughter's wish...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: hopes, working class, factory worker, family relations, prodigy, family problems, society, disagreement, bittersweet, parents and children, custody, single parent, estrangement, unfulfillment, single father, love
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sincere and serious films with plots about family relations, society, family problems, parents and children, hopes, bittersweet and working class mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Piano in a Factory: The Way We Are (2008), Children of Invention (2009), Les papas du dimanche (2012), Alila (2003), Goodbye Gary Cooper (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Way We Are (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Way We Are is a respectful, unglamorous, and serenely charming portrait of regular people and a Hong Kong town that normally gets a bad rap. It may put you to sleep, but the visit and Ann Hui's quiet touch are exceptionally worthwhile.
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, working class, society, single parent, family problems, unfulfillment, loss of daughter, loss of husband, poverty, death in the family, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: family problems, single parent, working class, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, society, family relations, eviction, suburbs, bittersweet, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
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Les papas du dimanche (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The movie tells a story about a family in France, in contemporary times, and its problem such as bittersweet and sincere, breakup, family problems, parents and children.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, parents separation, starting over, breakup, bittersweet, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, separation, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Life in a flimsy Tel Aviv apartment complex is a sour urban mosaic whose seedy characters, try as they might, can't get out of one another's faces. The character's lives overlap and collide. Gabi, a bobbed haired sexpot, and her lover ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, crumbling marriage, social relations, working class, human nature, infidelity, social differences, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel
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Goodbye Gary Cooper (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Au milieu de nulle part, une cité ouvrière vidée de sa population depuis quelques années déjà. Pourtant, certains habitants ont décidé d'y rester, plus par choix que par nécessité, parce que c'est là qu'ils sont nés et ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: factory, single parent, unemployment, workplace, life is a bitch, society, hopes, family relations, family problems, isolation, working class, parents and children ...
Place: france, europe, south of france
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Harry & Son (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Widower Harry Keach is a construction worker who was raised to appreciate the importance of working for a living. He takes a dim view of his sensitive son Howard's lackadaisical lifestyle and has a strained relationship with his daughter Nina ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, sincere, touching
Plot: family problems, single parent, working class, parents and children, human nature, aging, unfulfillment, starting over, idealism, estrangement, father son relationship, beer ...
Time: 80s
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Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, family problems, restaurant, working class, bank, parents and children, society, estrangement, family in crisis, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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62%
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Choco (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young woman raising alone her children while her husband gets drunk but when she breaks free nothing will be the same
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, optimism, unemployment, parents and children, society, hopes, family problems, village, husband wife relationship, loss of job, down on your luck, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, colombia
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Fly with the Crane (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Serenely resigned to his impending death but deeply afraid at the prospect of being cremated, an elderly carpenter seeks to have his last wishes carried out in this gentle, beautifully realized drama from director Li Ruijin. (TIFF)
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, death in the family, elderly, little girl, grandfather grandson relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, little boy, cousin cousin relationship, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
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All Against All (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Style: sincere, semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: satire, life turned upside down, working class, forced into action, family relations, righting the wronged, society, hopes, family life, family problems, eviction, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, society, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, hopes, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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Spiral (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Their men went to the North in search of their destiny, while they stayed.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: student film
Plot: immigrants, social relations, village, society, family in crisis, gender, homecoming, family problems, strong female presence, bittersweet, village life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Do Dooni Chaar (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 112 min.
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Plot: family relations, working class, social differences, society, ambition, bollywood, parents and children, family life, new car, friendship, unfulfillment, hopes ...
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Place: india, asia, new delhi
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Mad Ship (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, family relations, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, working class, unemployment, unfulfillment, prairie, down on your luck, ship
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Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
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Style: bleak, touching, realistic, emotional, serious
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Isn't It Delicious (2013)
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Shower (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An aged father and his younger, mentally challenged son have been working hard every day to keep the bathhouse running for a motley group of regular customers. When his elder son, who left years ago to seek his fortune in the southern city of ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic, sentimental ...
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Time: 90s
Place: china, beijing china, asia, tibet, tokyo
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44%
The Great Wall Is a Great Wall (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious
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Time: 80s
Place: china, asia
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Turning Green (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe
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Echoes of the Rainbow (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Told through the eyes of sticky-fingered eight-year-old boy Big Ears, Echoes of the Rainbow takes place in a close-knit grassroots community in 1960s Hong Kong. Big Ears' mother and father run the neighborhood shoe store, and his older brother ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: social differences, family relations, childhood, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, school, rise and fall, lifestyle, family life, money problems, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, working class, rich and poor, political unrest, family relations, youth, state affairs, hopes, society, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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41%
It Was the Son (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, hopes, bittersweet, small town life, death in the family, small town, against the odds, single parent, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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40%
The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Story of Qiu Ju is a 1992 Chinese comedy-drama film. The film was directed by Zhang Yimou and, as in many of his films, stars Gong Li in the title role. The screenplay is an adaption of Chen Yuanbin's novella The Wan Family's Lawsuit. ...
Style: realistic, clever, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, countryside, peasant, politics, revolution, satire, village life, village, rebelliousness, understanding, righting the wronged, chief ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california
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40%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: hopes, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, estrangement, family life, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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40%
Hardboiled Egg (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of Piero, from when he was a kid to fatherhood, over the background of the town of Livorno, Tuscany, where the director Virzì was born.
Style: semi serious, humorous, gloomy, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, bittersweet, working class, dysfunctional family, teenage love, factory worker, love and romance, youth, small town life, teenage life, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tuscany, europe, italy
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40%
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Fool Circle (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two, very different, brothers are reunited for their father's funeral. But, when they arrive at the crematorium nobody is there, not even the corpse, except for Chloe who introduces herself as their sister.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, melancholic, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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