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Ritual (2000)
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Ritual (2000)
Original name: 式日
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A disillusioned filmmaker has an encounter with a young girl who has a ritual of repeating "Tomorrow is my birthday" everyday. He tries to communicate with her through his video camera.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, bleak, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family life, family problems, family in crisis, family relations, alcohol abuse, gender, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, homecoming, college dropout, unfulfillment, physical appearance, legs, bathtub, filmmaker, umbrella, leg, train tracks, pretty legs, slender legs, thin legs
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, bahamas

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Blood and Bones (2004)
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The Glass Menagerie (1987)
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The Sound & the Fury (2014)
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Duration: 101 min.
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Things Behind the Sun (2006)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ritual (2000)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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