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A Lake (2008)
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A Lake (2008)
Original name: Un Lac
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story takes place in a country about which we know nothing: a country of snow and dense forests somewhere in the North. A family lives in an isolated house near a lake. Alexi, the brother, is a young man with pure heart. A woodcutter. An ecstatic, prey to epileptic fits, he is entirely opened to the nature that surrounds him. Alexi is terribly close to his younger sister, Hege. Their blind mother, their father and their little brother are the silent witnesses to their overwhelming love. A stranger arrives, a young man barely older that Alexi...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, emotional, stylized, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: physical appearance, family relations, mysterious character, forbidden love, obsession, romance, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, family problems, human nature, isolation, losing-it hero, wilderness, in the woods, forest, siblings relations
Place: europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and atmospheric films with plots about family relations, love and romance, family problems, couples, unfulfillment, human nature and couple relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Lake: Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Delta (2008), Fool for Love (1985), A Married Woman (1964), Signs & Wonders (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
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Delta (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
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Fool for Love (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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A Married Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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Signs & Wonders (2000)
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Duration: 105 min.
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Duration: 91 min.
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Inheritance (2012)
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Duration: 88 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 78 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
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51%
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Watchtower (2012)
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First Winter (2012)
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Duration: 88 min.
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