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A Ton of Luck (2006)
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A Ton of Luck (2006)
Original name: Soñar no cuesta nada
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Colombia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story, based on true events occurred in Colombia en May 2003, tells the dreams and adventures of Porras, Venegas, Lloreda and Perlaza, four of the 147 soldiers that were in a company of the anti-guerrilla "Destroyer" battalion. It begun when these soldiers found in the middle of the jungle, during a rescue mission, 46 million dollars inside a FARC "guaca". Instead of give it to the Government, they take it all for themselves instead. They desperate when realize that they're completely isolated because the bridge, the only way to return to civilization, has been blown up. Everything's ironic, almost surreal: These soldiers don't have food, water, or toilet paper, but they sleep on their dollar-ful bags. This discovery will change their lives forever, and will allow them to have everything they've dreamt about: some authority, power and respect, others help their families and have a no-longer poor life. Their big challenge: return to civilization and make their dreams come true.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, biting, suspense, surreal, surprise ending
Plot: military, prostitute, treasure hunt, rescue, money falling through the air, jungle, soldier, money, battles, inventions and discoveries, anti war, curses spells and rituals, drug, treasure, partisan, drugs, stripper, helicopter, shopping, letter, machine gun, chicken, jail, stolen money, hidden money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america

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People in Places (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 79 min.
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Mi mejor enemigo (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
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Say Uncle (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Gooische Vrouwen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 1K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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