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Surviving with Wolves (2007)
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Surviving with Wolves (2007)
Original name: Survivre avec les loups
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1942, the young Jewish girl Misha, her Russian mother Gerusha and her German father Reuven hide from the Germans in a small house in Ardennes, Belgium. Misha is very connected to her mother that advises her that if one day a person comes to her saying "love of my life", she would follow him or her without any question. When her parents are captured by the Nazis, Misha is delivered to a German family and the abusive matriarch gives a bad treatment to the girl. However, she finds support in the family of Ernest and his deranged wife Marthe that supplies groceries to foster family. Misha loves Ernest's dogs and the old man gives a compass to her and tells that her parents have been sent to East to forced labor. When the old couple is denounced for sheltering the girl and arrested by the Germans, Misha flees through the woods heading east. Along her journey seeking out her parents...
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: world war two, wolf, orphan, survival, human animal relationship, feral child, little girl, young heroes, missing person, wilderness, obsessive quest, against humanity, forest, animals, hell, dog, nature, journey, child, separation from family, malnutrition, deportation, jew persecution, parents and children, escapades ...
Place: belgium, germany, ukraine, europe, brussels

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and bleak films with plots about survival, danger, world war two, war, family relations, escapades and orphan mostly in Drama, War and Adventure genres. Some movies like Surviving with Wolves: Run Boy Run (2013), Tsili (2014), Among Wolves (2010), Nina's House (2005), The Island on Bird Street (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Run Boy Run (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Run Boy Run is the true story of Jurek, an eight-year-old boy, who escapes from the Warsaw ghetto, then manages to survive in the woods and working as a farmhand, disguising himself as a Polish orphan. He encounters people who will betray him for a ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, youth, human spirit, hidden identity, on the run, young heroes, orphan, anti semitism, against humanity, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland
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Tsili (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tsili is a young girl caught in the middle of World War II. After her family is taken to a concentration camp, Tsili hides in the forest, free from hatred and men, until the arrival of Marek, a stranger who speaks to her in Yiddish.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, tense
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, against humanity, youth, jewish, hiding, holocaust survivor, coming of age, violinist, rainstorm, rain ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe
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Among Wolves (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: EntreLobos (AmongWolves) tells the remarkable story of a poor country boy named Marcos, who at the age of 7 is handed over to his father's employer, a rich landowner, who in turn delivers him to a life of labor with a hermetic goatherd in an ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s
Place: spain
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Nina's House (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Starting in 1944 in the wake of the Liberation and continuing into the '60s, 'houses of hope' were established to lend a semblance of continuity to youngsters orpahaned by the war. Nina's Home takes place between September 1944 ...
Style: uplifting, serious, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, holocaust, orphanage, confined, survival, family relations, society, against humanity, frame up, anti semitism, religions or cults, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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The Island on Bird Street (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, bleak
Plot: world war two, jewish ghetto, jewish, holocaust, youth, wartime life, ghetto, boy, children in wartime, starvation, coming of age, judaism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
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Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, wartime life, holocaust survivor, world war two, human spirit, life is a bitch, starting over, anti semitism, war, confined ...
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Style: disturbing, realistic, poignant, gloomy, allegory ...
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Time: 1940s, year 1939, 1930s
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Siberia, Monamour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Siberia. Late autumn. In taiga, in the deserted village there lives an old man Ivan & his seven-year-old grandson Leshia. A pack of feral dogs devours everything alive in the neighborhood. One of these dogs is Leshia's best friend. ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Back to 1942 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, realistic, bleak
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
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Style: touching, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 1930s, year 1961 ...
Place: europe, israel, middle east, berlin germany, germany
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
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Time: 18th century
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: serious, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: survival, political unrest, hidden identity, injustice, human nature, feminism, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, dishonesty, family relations, religions or cults ...
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Duration: 111 min.
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