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Philanthropy (2002)
Original name: Filantropica
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 21st century Bucharest to get out in the city on Saturday evening at the arm of a beautiful woman is a financial investment risky. Ovidiu, unassuming high school teacher, never could afford. Looking for a source of income to something more substantial than a teacher salary, Ovidiu plunge into a fabulous world - beggars mob.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: middle aged man, secretary, teachers and students, cons and scams, high school teacher, dishonesty, alcohol abuse, fall in love, love and romance, couples, make believe, pretense, double life, impersonating, loser, money, teacher, alternate reality, begging, existentialism, stray dog, beggar, scam, rebel, bureaucracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, eastern europe

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The Rest is Silence (2007)
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Country: Romania
Duration: 114 min.
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12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 89 min.
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One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A story about two couples, longtime friends in which both husbands engage in long-term affairs and, as the title says, ultimately one remains with his wife and one makes a new life with another woman.
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Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Carmina and Amen (2014)
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Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic
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Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Learners (2007)
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Duration: 80 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 98 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Actrices (2007)
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Duration: 107 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Santorini Blue (2013)
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Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
 753
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Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, bleak, humorous
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Drop Dead Gorgeous (2010)
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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