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Night and Day (2008)
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Night and Day (2008)
Original name: 밤과 낮
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kim Seong-nam travels to Paris to escape an arrest, leaving his wife behind in Korea. After he arrives, he meets an ex-girlfriend and is introduced to a small community of Korean artists.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: lovers reunited, interracial relations, starting over, social relations, culture clash, fish out of water, unfulfillment, painting, foreigner, expatriate, artist, exile, city
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, seoul, north korea, south korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about unfulfillment, love and romance, family relations, couples, society, immigrants and friendship mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Night and Day: Tale of Cinema (2005), 1001 Grams (2014), Hill of Freedom (2014), Like You Know It All (2009), Maddened by His Absence (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tale of Cinema (2005)
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Duration: 89 min.
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Hill of Freedom (2014)
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Duration: 66 min.
Story: A Japanese man arrives in Korea to find his old lover. While he stays at a guest house, he encounters various people.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, non-linear
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Like You Know It All (2009)
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started. Back at her old ...
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