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Import Export (2007)
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Import Export (2007)
Original name: Import/Export
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A nurse from the Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason. Both are looking for work, a new beginning, an existence, struggling to believe in themselves, to find a meaning in life..
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, sincere, realistic, contemplative, offbeat
Plot: life is a bitch, self discovery, starting over, job seeking, misfit, hopes, immigrants, emigrant, illegal prostitution, nudity (full frontal - brief), nurse, porn, strong sexual content, society, down on your luck, immigration, teacher, sexual abuse, unemployment, retirement home, exploitation, sex, dog, erotica, ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, austria, europe, eastern europe, central europe

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Paradise: Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the beaches of Kenya they're known as "Sugar Mamas" -- European women who seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian and mother of a daughter entering puberty, travels to this vacation ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: beach, tourist, interracial relations, strong sexual content, older woman younger man relationship, resort, exploitation, black man white woman relationship, interracial sex, looking for sex, lifestyle, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa
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Paradise: Faith (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Second film in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy. A devout Catholic woman practises her religion at home and in the local community, but is unprepared for the reappearance of her estranged husband, who is a Muslim.
Style: sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: self flagellation, religious fanatic, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, culture clash, religions or cults, society, missionary, faith, husband wife relationship, sin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, vienna
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Dog Days (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker, a private detective on the run for some car vandals, a couple with a serious marriage problem and an old man, whose wife ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, serious, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, heat wave, suburbs, sexual relations, sexual perversion, longing, couple relations, heat, stripper, couples, social decay, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, vienna
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Breathing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A 19-year-old is coming out of prison and trying to build a new life but he can't deal with his guilt.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: youth, starting over, going straight, self discovery, haunted by the past, redemption, human nature, prison life, introspection, hopes, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe
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Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, addiction, urban ghetto life, starting over, misfit, hopes, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
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The Invader (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An African immigrant living illegally in Belgium is desperate to find his own sense of belonging.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, contemplative ...
Plot: job seeking, misfit, life is a bitch, couple relations, immigrants, society, human nature, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), urban, male nudity, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
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Home Again (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to a "home" they hardly know after being deported from their adopted countries for minor criminal offenses, three people from very different backgrounds try to make a new life for themselves, in Jamaica in this gutsy drama from ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: deportation, homecoming, culture clash, immigrants, society, hopes, life is a bitch, starting over, injustice, rivalry, down on your luck, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, england, usa, united states, canada
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Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: youth, interracial relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, society, misfit, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, coming of age, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
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Our Day Will Come (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Redheaded teen Remy is bullied by his soccer teammates and drawn into fights with his younger sister and mother in their cramped apartment. After a flare-up of domestic violence, he flees home and is tracked down by a bitter guidance counselor, ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: partners, misfit, hopes, self discovery, friendship, introspection, life is a bitch, society, youth, discrimination, physical appearance, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, ireland, europe
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Paraiso Travel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: PARAISO TRAVEL is the story of Marlon Cruz, a young Colombian man who, motivated by his girlfriend Reina leaves his comfortable life in Medellin and flees with her through Guatemala and Mexico, across the borders, illegally into the United States. ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, strong sexual content, hopes, young lovers, starting over, love and romance, obsessive quest, couple relations, youth, follow your dream, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, colombia, latin america, texas ...
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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Solitary Fragments (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Life for Adela, a single mom trying to raise her infant son, and Antonia, a widow with three daughters, are forever altered by the terrorist bombing in Madrid.
Style: sincere, stylized, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: loneliness, self discovery, hopes, family relations, parents and children, terminal illness, human nature, mother daughter relationship, loss of mother, loss of child, sister sister relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain, madrid
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Goodbye (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Without her husband and without her lawyer’s licence, which has been withdrawn, Noora is left pregnant and alone in her apartment. Her attempt to leave Iran turns into a fight with male chauvinism. A personal, nerve-wracking and infuriating film ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: rebelliousness, political unrest, danger, injustice, society, immigrants, rebellion, life is a bitch, woman in danger, strong female presence, misfit, lawyer
Place: iran, middle east
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The Errand of Angels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sister Rachel Taylor of Boise, Idaho is an eager young missionary of the LDS Church who has been sent on an 18-month long mission to Austria. Rachel finds herself having a hard time adjusting to her new cultural surroundings in the foreign country. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, society, clergy, religions or cults, church, hopes, missionary, love, friendship, siblings relations, miraculous event, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, usa, europe
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Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, couples, injustice, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, society, forceful separation, political corruption, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea
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Circles (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Germany, France, Slovenia, Croatia
Duration: 112 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 75 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak ...
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Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, injustice, power relations, human nature, human spirit, young lovers, hopes, misfit, oil tanker, rebellion, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, persia, middle east
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Above Us Only Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A woman discovers the man she has lived with for years is not who she thought he was...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: couple relations, starting over, betrayal, hopes, dishonesty, couples, longing, human nature, love, death, death of husband, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 71 scenes revolving around multiple Viennese residents who are by chance involved with a senseless gun slaughter on Christmas Eve.
Style: sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, teen suicide, social misfits, crimes, misfit, immigrants, refugee, refugees, homeless, breaking point, down on your luck, mass murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, lebanon, bosnia, europe, sarajevo ...
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The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: unemployment, corporate world, job seeking, workplace, family problems, starting over, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, workplace situations, americana, corporate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, california, new jersey
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Eden Is West (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Elias (Riccardo Scamarcio) is an immigrant in his twenties who tries to get to Europe by a boat along with other illegal immigrants. When the boat is near the Greek shores and they hope they will soon disembark, a marine patrol approaches and Elias ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: social differences, society, life is a bitch, politics, on the road, fish out of water, self discovery, illegal immigrant, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), distopia, refugee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany, france, paris france, alps
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Museum Hours (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: At the Kunsthistorisches Art Museum in Vienna, a museum guard and a visiting out-of-towner find refuge in life, art, and each other, in Jem Cohen’s painterly rumination on how art influences and echoes contemporary society.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: museum, friendship, tour guide, postmodernism, city life, art, security guard, nudity (full frontal - brief), urban, friends, cause and meaning, old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, vienna
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Manpower (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An intelligent social issues drama, Manpower sketches a portrait of four men in crisis. Moving between scathing realism and subtle irony, the film raises questions of belonging and uprooting, exile and emigration, home and family. Meir Cohen is a ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: human nature, social decay, working the system, introspection, moral dilemma, interracial relations, immigrants, society, realism, life is a bitch, discrimination, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
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Louise Wimmer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The middle-aged titular heroine (Masiero) of this bare-bones, Dardenne-esque debut has certainly fallen on hard times: Living between her car and a storage shed, working a part-time job as a hotel chambermaid, and trying against all odds to obtain ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: starting over, life is a bitch, human spirit, optimism, hopes, working class, nudity (full frontal - brief), female protagonist, poverty, homelessness, single woman, cleaning lady ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
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21%
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Cut Loose (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A journalist is about to settle with his girlfriend when his life and views get shaken up by the young and beautiful Pakistani refugee Nadia. At work his ideals are more and more confronted with the harsh reality of modern urban society, while his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, humorous, touching ...
Plot: racism, media, journalism, life is a bitch, society, self discovery, introspection, immigrants, misfit, unfulfillment, hopes, impossible love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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21%
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3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak
Plot: life turned upside down, life is a bitch, misfit, unemployment, society, family relations, social misfits, family problems, homelessness, character change, unfulfillment, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, florida, miami
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The Resurrection of a Bastard (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A criminal from Amsterdam barely surviving a liquidation. An old Frisian farmer bent on revenge. An illegal immigrant with uncertain prospects. Eventually, they meet under an ancient oak tree. Beyond the last town.
Style: serious, stylized, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: criminal heroes, introspection, hopes, life is a bitch, immigrants, society, gangsters, crimes, down on your luck, crime, misfit, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, youth, social decay, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
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Hideaway (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she's pregnant. Feeling lost, Mousse runs away to a house far from Paris. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, psychological, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, drug overdose, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, babies and infants, adoption, strong female character, self discovery, friendship, recluse, child abandonment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france, paris france, basque country
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20%