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The Silence of Lorna (2008)
Original name: Le Silence de Lorna
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In order to become the owner of a snack bar with her boyfriend, Lorna, a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, becomes an accomplice to a diabolical plan devised by mobster Fabio.
Style: tense, gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching, psychological, bleak, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: taxi driver, junkie, immigrants, realism, drugs/alcohol, moral dilemma, conscience, cons and scams, down on your luck, misfit, society, life is a bitch, social misfits, rehabilitation, human nature, drug abuse, pregnancy, woman in danger, danger, couples, overdose, change of heart, attempted murder, arranged marriage, plan gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and sincere films with plots about life is a bitch, society, family relations, parents and children, hopes, immigrants and misfit mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Silence of Lorna: Two Days, One Night (2014), The Promise (1996), The Kid with a Bike (2011), Rosetta (1999), The Child (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Two Days, One Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandra is a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job — not an easy task in this economy.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: injustice, depression, suicide attempt, employer employee relationship, unemployment, race against time, workplace, weekend, supportive spouse, working class, human nature, economic crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.9
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The Promise (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, realism, dysfunctional family, troubled teen, parent child relationship, innocence lost, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, usa, los angeles ...
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89%
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: kids in trouble, pardon, coming of age, theft, realism, childhood, life is a bitch, acceptance, redemption, orphan, youth, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.6
 11K
Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: unemployment, parents and children, trailer park, alcoholic, poverty, mother daughter relationship, snitch, realism, coming of age, dysfunctional family, rape, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.5
 16K
The Child (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: redemption, baby, black market, realism, down on your luck, drug dealer, parent child relationship, small town, dysfunctional family, society, homeless, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.5
 618
Three Worlds (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Al, a young man from a modest background is about to marry his boss’ daughter, along with succeeding him as the head of a car dealership. One night, while coming back from his bachelor party, he is guilty of a hit-and-run accident, urged by his ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, tense
Plot: hit and run, moral dilemma, society, immigrants, witnessing a crime, life turned upside down, righting the wronged, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, misfit, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 714
The Invader (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An African immigrant living illegally in Belgium is desperate to find his own sense of belonging.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking
Plot: immigrants, human nature, urban, misfit, society, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, job seeking, simulated sex, sex standing up, unfaithful wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Private Property (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Since Luc granted a divorce to Pascale ten years ago, he paid generous alimony and left a fine country house as long as their twin sons remain at home. Pascale always acted as if she was the provider and head of the household, even now the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: single parent, twin brother, twins, starting over, jealousy, love triangle, parents and children, countryside, family in crisis, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.7
 8K
The Son (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, youth, apprentice, realism, parents and children, redemption, hopes, family problems, dealing with death, going straight, rehabilitation, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, europe, usa, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: talky, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, realism, couple relations, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, florida, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 814
Illegal (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tania, a young Russian woman who lives illegally in Belgium with her 13-year-old son Ivan. Constantly on her guard, she dreads police checks until the day she is arrested.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, human spirit, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, social differences, injustice, misfit, rebellion, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, taxi driver, parents and children, addiction, factory, drug abuse, society, couples, life is a bitch, immigrants, assassination, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, europe, france, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 700
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: starting over, estrangement, human nature, redemption, parents and children, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, unemployment, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 48
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: realism, immigrants, discrimination, urban, misfit, society, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, moral dilemma, interracial relations, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Just the Wind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing inspiration from the death-squad murders of several Gypsy families in Hungary in 2008, director Bence Fliegauf's chilling and unforgettable real-life horror story follows a family whose dreams of emigration and escape are suddenly, ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, tense
Plot: danger, society, social misfits, realism, village, violence spree, family in danger, family life, murder, racism, social decay, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, family problems, introspection, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, incest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, life is a bitch, funeral, haunted by the past, love and romance, best friend, birthday, grief, drugs/alcohol, sadness, junkie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Love Belongs to Everyone (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Shy, gentle half-wit Dennis, whose only obsession is train-spotting, is released early on account of good behavior after a rape sentence. His parents who run a modest barbershop, skeptic André and Rita, desperately try to keep him out of girl ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, captivating
Plot: parents and children, hopes, misfit, family relations, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, homecoming, society, life is a bitch, forced into action, prison, undressing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Parked (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him, and brightens up his lonely world. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets attractive music teacher Jules. Growing closer, these three ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, offbeat
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, drug addiction, down on your luck, life is a bitch, misfit, friends, hopes, society, swimsuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 1K
Ossos (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby’s safety to the troubled, deadbeat father, whose violent actions take the viewer on a tour of the foreboding, crumbling shantytown in which they live.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: babies and infants, drugs/alcohol, realism, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, society, immigrants, vengeance, drug abuse, unwanted pregnancy, baby ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
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Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, domestic violence, realism, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, violent husband, urban, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Distant Lights (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lichter is an episodic tale from Hans-Christian Schmid about the life on the boarder between Germany and Poland. The film sheds light on the everyday stories of escape and desperateness.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: taxi driver, architect, border, immigrants, rock, human spirit, robbery, jealousy, escape, prostitute, violence, bankrupt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, europe, germany, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 1K
Bolivia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A Bolivian immigrant working illegally as a cook in a small restaurant in Buenos Aires suffers abuse and discrimination from its customers.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: bar, cafe, restaurant, racism, unemployment, realism, immigrants, rich and poor, culture clash, down on your luck, social decay, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, bolivia, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.1
 871
Dealer (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In an impressive follow up to his debut film Forest, Benedek Fliegauf tells the uncompromising story of a day in the life of a drug dealer. His clients include the leader of a religious sect, a friend who needs a final fix, a former lover who has ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, urban, life is a bitch, social misfits, addiction, estrangement, criminal heroes, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 239
Waste Land (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Brussels homicide cop (Jérémie Renier) begins to lose control of his life as he tries to solve a bizarre murder.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: neo noir, police investigation, mental illness, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, murder, pregnancy, life turned upside down
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, village, innocence lost, emigration, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, society, life is a bitch, starting over, human nature, addiction, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 104
Ladygrey (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Estelle fights to maintain her sense of self while sleeping with Angus for money.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: haunted by the past, under the surface, life is a bitch, society, social relations, uncover truth, interracial relations, death, male nudity, priest, dog, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 1K
Bo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Deborah meets Jennifer who steers her into a career as an escort. Under the alias Bo she begins a new life that she cannot handle and starts a downward spiral that only she can end.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, captivating
Plot: prostitute, downfall, innocence lost, society, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, destructive relationship, drug abuse, teenage life, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antwerp, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 7K
Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, on the road, redemption, addiction, abortion, realism, social misfits, rehabilitation, heroin, heroin addict, magic mushroom, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, mexico, iowa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 794
Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, redemption, disability, hopes, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, misfit, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, hit and run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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