Movies like Colossal Youth 2006

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Colossal Youth (2006)
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Colossal Youth (2006)
Original name: Juventude Em Marcha
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: sincere, thought provoking, touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, misfit, addiction, starting over, hopes, urban ghetto life, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, village, drug abuse, village life, society, innocence lost, down on your luck, high maintenance, social relations, urban ghetto, emigration, ghetto, drug addict, poverty, slum ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal

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In Vanda's Room (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Germany, Switzerland
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Horse Money (2014)
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Story: While the young captains lead the revolution in the streets, the people of Fontainhas search for Ventura, lost in the woods.
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Ossos (1997)
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Country: Portugal, France, Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
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Home Again (2012)
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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 ...
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Macondo (2014)
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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
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Place: austria
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Genre: Drama
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Plot: human nature, social decay, working the system, introspection, moral dilemma, interracial relations, immigrants, society, realism, life is a bitch, discrimination, hopes ...
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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 ...
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Shirley Adams (2009)
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