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Closed Curtain (2013)
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Closed Curtain (2013)
Original name: پرده
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man, his dog, a young woman and a filmmaker in a house by the Caspian Sea. All three are wanted, but they are also in search of each other. Thus begins an absurd game in which reality and fiction merge.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, surreal, disturbing, offbeat, mind bending
Plot: on the run, against the rules, writer's life, dishonesty, isolation, disorder, danger, confined, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, confinement indoors, film within a film, postmodernism
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and touching films with plots about society, artists and showbiz, family relations, dishonesty, life is a bitch, filmmaking and misfit mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Closed Curtain: Taxi (2015), Singing Women (2013), The Mirror (1997), Watchtower (2012), First Winter (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Taxi (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Tehran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. ...
Style: talky, sincere, touching, realistic, political ...
Plot: taxi, censorship, passenger, workplace situations, society, city life, chat, filmmaking, taxi driver, poverty, metaphor, honest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, tokyo
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Singing Women (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An island off the coast of Turkey is about to be evacuated due to a possible earthquake but its inhabitants have been stricken with a mysterious illness, consigning them to an uncertain fate.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: island, isolation, elderly, family relations, friends, dysfunctional family, best friends, aging, plague, parents and children, confined, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east
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The Mirror (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a young Iranian's mother doesn't meet her after school, she tries to negotiate the streets of Tehran by herself.
Style: neorealism, serious, experimental
Plot: filmmaking, chaos and mayhem, new wave, human nature, parents and children, city life, urban, family relations, neo realism, disorder, youth, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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Watchtower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Haunted by his dark past, a man takes a job as a fire warden in a remote tower in the wilderness, and is inexorably drawn towards a young woman with a terrible secret of her own. (TIFF)
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, human nature, disorder, social misfits, in the woods, forest, confined, misfit, introspection, isolation, loneliness, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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First Winter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When winter begins, life is serene for a group of new-age Brooklynites living in a remote country farmhouse. Sex, drugs, yoga, and organic cooking absorb their days, safely tucked away from the stresses of urban life. But when a blackout of ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: survival, isolation, human nature, wilderness, social relations, confined, party, innocence lost, heroin, lesbian sex, bathtub, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Glass Lips (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This dialog-free film, originally presented as 33 short films, is an experimental, bizarre set of meditations and flashbacks of the grotesque.
Style: surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, life is a bitch, estrangement, haunted by the past, homecoming, doctors and patients, wrongfully committed, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, dull life, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Violent Blue (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Katarina is a music teacher obsessed with an unfinished symphony. She worries about her brother, Ondrej an introverted inventor whose financiers are reputedly shady and dangerous. Then one day, her ex-husband Pietro shows up in her house and locks ...
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Plot: obsession, murder, dishonesty, sexual relations, losing-it hero, captivity, confined, danger, orchestral, misfit, social misfits, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Shirin (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the twelfth century, put on stage by Kiarostami. The development of the ...
Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: strong female presence, theater, feminism, artists and showbiz, play, women, watching a movie, auditorium, cinema, face, persian, movie theatre
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Place: iran
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The Circle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, contemplative, disturbing ...
Plot: on the run, prostitute, rebellion, life is a bitch, pregnancy, politics, friendship, injustice, society, abortion, discrimination, women's rights ...
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Through the Olive Trees (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got married right after the earthquake. In reality, the actor is ...
Style: contemplative, mind bending, serious, realistic, touching ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
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Sex My Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tells the story of seven Iranian transgender individuals living in Tehran who live pieces of their own lives on the screen.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: transsexual, discrimination, hidden identity, social misfits, society, dishonesty, family relations, disorder, transvestism, religions or cults, parents and children, couple relations ...
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When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013)
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Story: A director with two weeks left on his latest production fakes an ulcer to pursue a romance with his lead actress.
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Plot: postmodernism, dishonesty, sexual relations, filmmaking, nudity (full frontal - brief), screenwriter, female nudity, manipulations, manipulation, artists and showbiz, under the surface, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
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My Tehran for Sale (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Iran
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically. At an underground rave, she meets Iranian born ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic
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Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 89 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Travellers (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, serious
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric, bleak
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Place: europe
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Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, touching
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Country: USA
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38%
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Genre: Drama
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, psychotronic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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36%
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Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 102 min.
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