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Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012)
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Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012)
Original name: Araf
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Araf is the story of Zehra and Olgun whose lives are caught in a vacuum. The world in which they live and work is a place of throwaway culture and constant change. They too are waiting for a chance to change and escape from their empty, monotonous lives.
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, art house, bleak, stylized, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, against the rules, love and romance, teenage life, rebelliousness, dull life, deadend life, adolescence vs adulthood, pregnancy, miscarriage, women's issues, youth, restaurant, rebellion, countryside, innocence lost, unfulfillment, pregnant woman, pregnancy and birth, blood, female director, pregnant
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and gloomy films with plots about youth, love and romance, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, society and unfulfillment mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Araf/Somewhere in Between: Buddha Mountain (2010), 170 Hz (2011), Expecting Amish (2014), Pandora's Box (2008), A Minor Leap Down (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
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170 Hz (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
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Expecting Amish (2014)
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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