Movies and TV shows like Traffik 1989

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Traffik
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
Story: Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated for six BAFTA Awards, winning three. It also won an International Emmy Award for best drama. The 2000 crime drama film Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was based on this television serial. In turn, the 2004 American television miniseries Traffic was based on both versions.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: immigrants, drug dealing, crime, addiction, alcohol abuse, culture clash, drug abuse, down on your luck, price of justice, police corruption, social decay, politics, fighting the system, crimes, drug trade, drug dealer, society, life is a bitch, survival, family in crisis, law enforcement, legal, heroin, rules and policies, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, germany, pakistan, middle east, london, afghanistan ...
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L.627
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Duration: 145 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
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Traffic
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Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: realistic, clever, tense, bleak, serious ...
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    User:   69%
 
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    User:   49%
 
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Awaydays
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Country: UK
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
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Place: england, liverpool
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The Glass Shield
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Country: France, USA
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    User:   43%
 
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The Offence
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Country: UK, USA
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Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 144 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
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I.D.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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    User:   36%
 
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Trevor sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His social worker, Harry Parker, tries to do his best, but Trevor is only ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: racism, crime, juvenile delinquency, innocence lost, urban, teenage life, urban ghetto life, society, teenager, prison, skinhead, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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Toxic Love
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The alienating and repetitive life of a group of heroin junkies in the 1980s Rome.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, gloomy
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Hyena
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Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
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    User:   28%
 
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Cement
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
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