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The Deserted Station (2002)
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The Deserted Station (2002)
Original name: Istgah-Matrouk
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On a pilgrimage to Mashad from Tehran, a couple's transportation breaks down, far from any major town. The husband, a photographer, seeks help at a nearby village and encounters a teacher who offers to help. Whilst the husband and teacher go off to find a spare part, the wife, who used to be a teacher, takes over the teaching lessons in the village. It is clear that the children live there, in this strange deserted place, without any men, save the teacher and an old signal guard. As the day draws on, the children help to bring a new hope and life into the wife's heart.
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative
Plot: teacher, prodigy, self discovery, youth, on the road, teachers and students, society, human nature, village, religions or cults, isolation, train, school, pregnancy, village life, midlife crisis, homecoming, courtroom drama, social relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east

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Most similar movies to The Deserted Station

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about society, family relations, self discovery, youth, parents and children, bittersweet and social relations mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Deserted Station: Where is the Friend's Home? (1987), Hadewijch (2009), Iron Island (2005), Hanezu (2011), The Wind Will Carry Us (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: family relations, village life, village, social relations, power relations, new wave, human nature, teachers and students, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, on the road ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
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95%
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Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, self discovery, religions or cults, youth, clergy, hopes, human nature, friendship, society, religious faith, praying, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, middle east, europe
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71%
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Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, injustice, power relations, human nature, human spirit, young lovers, hopes, misfit, oil tanker, rebellion, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, persia, middle east
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61%
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Hanezu (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on a Japanese novel written by Masako Bando, the story revolves around Kayoko who lives with one man (Tetsuya) but is in love with another (Takumi).
Style: serious, sincere, contemplative, realistic
Plot: village life, social differences, village, human nature, society, social relations, love, male female relationship, mountain, pregnancy, sculptor, pregnant woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, ancient history
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, parents and children, politics, village life, kurd, terminal illness, mountain, engineer ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
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53%
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Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: passenger, society, life is a bitch, driver, love and romance, hopes, family relations, down on your luck, human nature, sibling relationship, mother son relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Willow Tree (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before?
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: blindness, hospital, introspection, couple relations, life is a bitch, disability, injustice, surgery, self discovery, second chance, temptation, recovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, france, middle east, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Apple (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: confined, social worker, family relations, isolation, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, human nature, father daughter relationship, blindness, twins, feral child ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, japan
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46%
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Dog Sweat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Intertwines the lives of six young Iranians as they struggle to satisfy their private desires in the face of conservative Islamic society.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, underground film
Plot: forbidden love, society, young lovers, love and romance, youth, injustice, bittersweet, muslim, infidelity, repression, hijab, islam ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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42%
The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, dishonesty, pregnancy, youth, high school, family relations, parents and children, teachers and students, power relations, social relations, high school life, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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41%
 7.0
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Tales (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: society, love, multiple storylines, everyday life, family relations, couples, friendship, down on your luck, social misfits, life is a bitch, female director, vignette ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human nature, misfit, life is a bitch, society, elderly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, bleak, serious, depressing ...
Plot: depression, teacher, teachers and students, suicide, classroom, dedicated educator, unhappy, social problems, social decay, human relationship, life is a bitch, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Hitler's Grave (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asia is a young Iranian woman whose brother has been tortured in prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the recent controversial presidential elections in Iran. She goes to Berlin to find the grave of Hitler fulfilling a promise made to her ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense, contemplative
Plot: strong female presence, society, political unrest, rabbi, religions or cults, iranian, promise
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, europe, germany, middle east, berlin germany
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Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsessive quest, family relations, self discovery, on the road, family problems, parents and children, teachers and students, youth, hopes, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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Mourning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A violent quarrel breaks out between a couple at midnight. Being at a relative's house in the north of Iran, they depart for Tehran in the middle of the night, but they do not bring along their son. Something terrible happens on their way...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: couples, family relations, death in the family, on the road, couple relations, misfit, mute or deaf, protecting from truth, family problems, grief, desperation, brawl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Grocer's Son (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Antoine Sforza, a thirty-year-old young man, left his village ten years before in order to start a new life in the big city, but now that his father, a traveling grocer, is in hospital after a stroke, he more or less reluctantly accepts to come back ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, thought provoking, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: village, family relations, grocer, heart attack, hospital, self discovery, homecoming, culture clash, parents and children, lifestyle, romance, conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, provence, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Love Like Poison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna, a young teenager, comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, faith, village, self discovery, teenage love, clergy, family problems, breakup, moral dilemma, society, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Three-Step Dance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Four separate-but-interconnected stories - one for each season - about life in Sardinia.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: countryside, clergy, social relations, village, homecoming, village life, island, wedding, father daughter relationship, sea, convent, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sardinia
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32%
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Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, downfall, couples, designer, life is a bitch, store, youth, friends, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Cow (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns.
Style: banned, contemplative, controversial, realistic, serious ...
Plot: countryside, village, human becomes animal, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, society, human becoming an animal, protecting from truth, farm, animal life, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: iran, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, introspection, youth, orphan, society, family problems, family, parents and children, self discovery, redemption, religions or cults, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, family business, teenage life, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, human spirit, parents and children, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.3
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I Am (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the City of Angels, despair and heartache are the daily mail -- delivered with painful regularity whether we want them or not. Through I AM, we join an eclectic cast as they try to untangle themselves from the web of sin. All along the way, they ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, society, religions or cults, unfulfillment, inheritance, journalist, police, hopes, disorder, life turned upside down, attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 489
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, lacrosse, high school life, family relations, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
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Transylvania (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Zingarina arrives in Transylavania, accompanied by her close friend Marie and her guide and interpreter Luminitsa. She is not there only to visit this region of Romania but to trace her lover Milan, a musician who has made her pregnant and who left ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, love and romance, on the road, pregnancy, couple relations, family relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, folk, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, smoking, brunette, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 116
Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, contemplative, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%