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Broken English (1996)
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Broken English (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a price, she agrees to marry a Chinese, another restaurant employee, so that he (and his Chinese wife) can establish permanent residency. The money gives her the independence she needs to leave her parents' house and move in with Eddie. Complications arise when Eddie realizes the depth of her father's fury and the strength of Nina's family ties.
Style: sexy, erotic, romantic, road movie, rough, unusual plot structure, bloody, emotional, entertaining, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, sex, violence, wine, hospital, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), catastrophe, erotica, twists and turns, relationships, women, family, friendship, hitman, death, islam, brothers, male nudity, tragedy, justice, single father ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, europe, former yugoslavia, california, bosnia herzegovina

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Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
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Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
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Place: new zealand, iowa, tokyo, australia
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium
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Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of a young man who must confront his own fears about love as well as his relationships with family and friends.
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Audience: teens, girls' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Duration: 132 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, melancholic, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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47%
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46%
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Style: sentimental, emotional, intense, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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