Movies like Broken English 1996

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Broken English
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: sentimental, serious, sexual, realistic, sexy, road movie, erotic, harsh, bloody, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, dysfunctional family, violence, family life, sex, wine, chase, hospital, immigrants, pornography, tragedy, unlikely couple, vampire human love, restaurant, forbidden love, nudity (topless - notable), love story, brutality, destiny, women, relationships, family, violent, runaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, california
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and touching films with plots about culture clash, catastrophe, relationships, mentor, love and romance, couples and dialogue mostly in Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Broken English: Rain (2001), Mississippi Masala (1991), Jungle Fever (1991), Endless Love (1981), Ae Fond Kiss... (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Country: UK, USA
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