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The God of Wood (2010)
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The God of Wood (2010)
Original name: El dios de madera
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) working in her boutique. High-strung and irritable, Maria lives with her gay son, Rober (Nao Albet), who, like many other things in life, is a disappointment to her. Rachid, meanwhile, is doing just fine working as a hairstylist in a beauty salon; Rober is hopelessly in love with him. When Yao starts sleeping in Rober's flat, a confrontation between him and Maria suddenly becomes inevitable, and when it comes, what could have been an embarrassment is actually handled with grace.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, psychological, captivating, sexual, touching, sexy, serious
Plot: immigrants, love and romance, culture clash, fall in love, gender, family relations, parents and children, society, lifestyle, sexuality, misfit, interracial relations, hopes, urban, gays and lesbians, prostitute, male nudity, massage, pizza, gay crush, pubic hair, gay interest, male bare butt, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe

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Solitary Fragments (2007)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 135 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 84 min.
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The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Duration: 107 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 47 min.
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Duration: 115 min.
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