Movies like Where There Is Shade

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Where There Is Shade (2015)
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Where There Is Shade (2015)
Original name: Avant l'aurore
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Cambodia still haunted by the crimes of the Khmer Rouges, a 45 years old French crossdresser, Mirinda, lives as a prostitute in the backstreets of Phnom Penh. Meeting a young trafficked girl, he gradually discovers the feeling of fatherhood.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: youth, gender, transvestism, redemption, on the run, child in peril, hopes, transvestite, male nudity, gay, drugs, transsexual, nudity (full frontal - brief), little girl, child prostitute, child prostitution, money, motorcycle, prostitution, oral sex, unsimulated sex, teeth, sex work, danger, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia

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Most similar movies to Where There Is Shade

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and captivating films with plots about hopes, youth, society, gender, redemption, male nudity and gays and lesbians mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Where There Is Shade: Holly (2006), White Shadow (2013), Refuge (2017), Lea (2011), Firelight (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Holly (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France, Israel, Cambodia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Shot on location in Cambodia, including many scenes in actual brothels in the notorious red light district of Phnom Penh, HOLLY is a captivating, touching and emotional experience. Patrick, an American card shark and dealer of stolen artifacts, has ...
Style: emotional, bleak, psychological, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: innocence lost, child prostitution, lifestyle, going straight, young heroes, prostitute, sexual abuse, redemption, social decay, life is a bitch, society, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, asia
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95%
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White Shadow (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tanzania, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Since 2008, albinos in Tanzania have become human targets. Witch doctors offer huge sums of cash for their body parts to be used in magic potions. From 2008 to 2010, more than 200 witch-doctor inspired murders occurred. As a local saying goes: ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, touching, suspense ...
Plot: social misfits, physical appearance, youth, misfit, on the run, black market, child in peril, albino, murder, violence, death, cemetery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, tanzania
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84%
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Refuge (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The lives of a Hollywood actress battling drug addiction, a teen with a violent past, a teacher fighting to keep a dream alive, and a cop caught in a love triangle are brought together by fate.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, touching, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, love triangle, addiction, redemption, youth, dedicated educator, hopes, high school life, love, hiding place
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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63%
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Lea (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Léa lives in Le Havre, where she attends college whilst taking care of her elderly grandmother. To make ends meet, she works as a waitress in a night club. Her admittance to the Institute of Political Studies in Paris offers her new ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), human nature, introspection, nightlife, lifestyle, youth, hopes, strong female presence, student life, strong sexual content, student, needing money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, reach out, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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60%
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Quick Change (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dorina is a transsexual woman. She’s got herself a flourishing career, albeit in an illegal cosmetic surgery business. She is a mother figure to Hero, her eight year old nephew, and a devoted wife to Uno. Between her job and her family, Dorina ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, against the rules, moral dilemma, couples, transvestism, rebellion, life is a bitch, couple relations, physical appearance, lgbt, urban ghetto, makeup artist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, the philippines
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51%
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Cal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old Cal returns from France to Britain after receiving news that his mother is ill. His finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times brought on by the global economic crisis, with poverty and crime on the rise and rioting ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, love affair, crimes, society, life is a bitch, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief), gays and lesbians, gender, lgbt, male nudity, pubic hair
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Fruit Machine (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Michael are two 16-year-old gay friends from Liverpool. Berated by his father for his camp behavior, Eddie runs away from his Liverpool home and joins Michael, a streetwise hustler, who is also on the run.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, gay, nightclub, youth, gay lead character, friendship, on the run, obsession, best friends, male prostitute, gay teenager, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, family relations, hopes, investigation, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, gender, unfulfillment, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Maneater (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jezebel is a nihilistic artist who hides her fragility by living a fast-paced, promiscuous lifestyle. After attending her father's funeral, the sultry temptress finds herself attracted to David, a handsome, earnest young priest. While David ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, redemption, clergy, hopes, introspection, seduction, faith, priest, death of father, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, motorcycle accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Tattoo (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Brazil, 1978. The military dictatorship that resulted from a coup in 1964 begins to stumble. In a cabaret-like theater located on the periphery between two cities in the northeast of Brazil, a group of artists challenges power and conventional ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, self discovery, love and romance, society, performer's life, rebelliousness, gender, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), transvestite, homosexuality, transvestism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
All Mistakes Buried (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A lone, struggling addict takes on a dangerous underground criminal ring in his small Southern town to retrieve a stolen pendant he believes will save his marriage.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: addiction, redemption, hopes, crimes, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, small town, drugs, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: homeless, life is a bitch, lifestyle, teenage life, friendship, hopes, youth, forceful separation, urban ghetto life, redemption, coming of age, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Yuki & Nina (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Yuki finds out that her parents are separating and she is moving to Japan with her mother, she and her best friend Nina devise ways to reunite the feuding adults.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, stylized, realistic
Plot: friendship, forceful separation, parents and children, family problems, parents separation, family relations, breakup, youth, hopes, best friends, on the run, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
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40%
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Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is friendship and Shaun's first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labeled as a violent bully he destroys himself and ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, misfit, hopes, friends, disability, haunted by the past, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, self discovery, father son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, hopes, gang, life is a bitch, crimes, urban ghetto, father son relationship, graphic violence, gangsters, ghetto, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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39%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: ambition, friendship, follow your dream, teenage life, hip hop, youth, society, family relations, hopes, music, friends, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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38%
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Hope (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who's following the same dream.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: on the road, survival, fall in love, rescue, hopes, starting over, love and romance, desert, immigrants, follow your dream, journey, chance meeting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
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37%
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Initiation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 16-year old Axel and his clique are rioting in a residential home. There he meets the 80-year old Gustav who gains interest in the young boy, as he reminds him of his lost love.
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: racism, male homosexuality, friendship, haunted by the past, introspection, elderly, juvenile delinquency, hopes, society, youth, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Phantom Images (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A filmmaker continues shooting his film after his funding is pulled.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: gender, gays and lesbians, gay, dying, filmmaking, male nudity, filmmaker, gay interest, gay lead character, morphine, race, gay sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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37%
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Going Away (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two unlikely friends — a supply teacher and a lonely young boy suspended between two estranged parents — embark on a weekend motorcycle voyage full of surprises and unforeseen consequences in this surprisingly tough, unsentimental drama.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hopes, redemption, love, weekend, loneliness, loan shark, family problems, dysfunctional family, restaurant, map, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera, south of france
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36%
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Harragas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem. The title refers to the hordes of refugees, the 'Harragas', who smuggle themselves out of the country via any means possible. Here we meet one such group, Rachid, Nasser and Imene who ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, human nature, hopes, against the rules, corrupt officer, seaport, refugee, lost at sea, rebellion, society, ocean, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, spain, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Bugis Street (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It’s monsoon season in Singapore. Bugis Street, the epicentre of multisexual nightlife and unchained libido, is where a band of hedonistic, transidentical poeple has taken root at wacky love hotel SinSin.
Style: serious, erotic, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitute, transsexual, transvestism, master and servant, gays and lesbians, gender, youth, sexual content, power relations, innocence lost, gender bending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: singapore, asia, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Swans (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Manuel's mother, Petra, lives in Berlin. She is in a coma as a result of chemotherapy treatment. Tarso and Petra have been divorced since Manuel (17) was 3 years old. Manuel and Tarso come to Germany to be with Petra during her illness. They ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, youth, teenage life, parents and children, estrangement, transsexual, nudity (full frontal - brief), coma, father son relationship, hospital, city life, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the barbed wire she also passes from childhood into adulthood, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: teenage life, introspection, military, fall in love, society, life is a bitch, youth, family tradition, political unrest, couples, culture clash, wartime life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lebanon, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Breakfast with Curtis (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Syd is an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur fueled by red wine. He caused a rift 5 years ago between his bohemian housemates and the family next door, but now tries to recruit his 14-year-old neighbor as a collaborator.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, teenage boy, drugs, coming of age, death threat, depression, youth, romance, love and romance, love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, hidden identity, hopes, introspection, disorder, gender, sexuality, unfulfillment, society, life is a bitch, discrimination, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, albania
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
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America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, ambition, hopes, sport, society, rivalry, on the run, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
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Melting Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shlomo who discovers in his son's Assaf room, women's clothing and accessories, decides to 'teach the boy a lesson'. When Assaf returns to his parents' home on a rainy night from a party, his attempts to enter home fail. His ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: transsexual, terminal illness, parents and children, family relations, gender, bittersweet, father son relationship, hospital, family in crisis, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Around the Block (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: urban ghetto, school, dysfunctional family, idealism, youth, hopes, society, fall in love, midlife crisis, revenge, actor, aborigine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
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31%