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Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)
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Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)
Original name: Nadie te oye: perfume de violetas
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent girls which is torn apart when one of them is brutally raped.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: sexual abuse, family relations, rich and poor, life is a bitch, sexual harassment, woman in danger, social decay, youth, urban ghetto life, family problems, gender, city life, society, urban, urban ghetto, female director, rape, violence, female friendship, theft, teenage girl, perfume, teenage protagonist, mother daughter relationship, stealing money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, society, family relations, youth, family problems, sexual abuse and urban ghetto mostly in Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening: Without Destination (2002), Accused (2005), Lilet Never Happened (2012), Glassland (2014), The Wild Dogs (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Without Destination (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage prostitute, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, youth, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
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Accused (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On the surface Henrik and Nina Christofferson are an ordinary family living happily. But they have a problem. Their daughter, Stine, a difficult 14 year old, has a habit of telling lies in class. When Stine accuses her father of sexual abuse, and is ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prisoner, lawyer, family relations, child abuse, parents and children, under the surface, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, incest, degradation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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Lilet Never Happened (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lilet Never Happened is the rollercoaster story of how a young girl, struggling to survive in the streets of Manila, spirals down into child prostitution. She is a fighter. She is a dreamer. She is a rebel and she thinks she can handle the world ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social decay, youth, sexual abuse, prostitute, society, danger, pedophilia, child prostitution, social worker, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
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Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, addiction, life is a bitch, family relations, youth, family in crisis, crimes, family problems, society
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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The Wild Dogs (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set during the cull of the stray dogs in the city of Bucharest, The Wild Dogs weaves together a week in the lives of several citizens of and visitors to the hauntingly beautiful city. Geordie, a visiting Canadian pornographer, Bogdan, a reluctant ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: rich and poor, culture clash, social decay, family relations, denial, life is a bitch, society, human nature, friendship, redemption, city life, homelessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe
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Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three narratives ("Cutting Moments," "Home" and "Prologue") combine to create a shocking trilogy of modern American life, a portrait drawn with brushstrokes of hidden violence and disturbing cruelty. Directed by Douglas ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, social decay, family problems, life is a bitch, society, family life, couple relations, americana, family in crisis, sexual abuse, husband wife relationship, child molester ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Bibliothèque Pascal (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Hungary, UK, Romania
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mother's struggle to support her child leads her into a surreal netherworld of sex and danger in this drama from Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu. Mona Paparu is a single mother who has been left to raise her daughter Viorica on her own, ...
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, sexual abuse, prostitute, woman in danger, lifestyle, family relations, single parent, sexual perversion, s&m, brothel, nightlife, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe
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Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: orphan, life is a bitch, youth, society, social decay, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
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After Lucia (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: bullying, high school life, society, teenage life, social decay, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, high school, humiliation, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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Stolen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and find in prostitution a way to survive and satisfy their ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, urban ghetto life, friends, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, prostitution, friendship, rivalry, strong female presence, urban ghetto, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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Cairo Exit (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A powerful account of life in contemporary Cairo, this raw drama about a pair of star-crossed lovers shines a powerful spotlight upon the social and cultural taboos that riddle the city's diverse population. Heralding a bold new shift for ...
Style: rough, stylized, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: unfulfilled love, social differences, dysfunctional family, social decay, family relations, family problems, realism, working class, single parent, society, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, cairo egypt
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Bad Habits (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The first feature film from director Simon Bross, the drama Bad Habits shows how a person's approach to food greatly affects one's life. Jimena Ayala plays a nun named Matilde who believes that eating next to nothing will help God stop the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: physical appearance, nun, addiction, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, infidelity, parents and children, mentally unstable, religions or cults, obsession, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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1 Out of 7 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Runaway teen Lexi find herself alone and pregnant on the streets. Seemingly beyond hope, she must turn to Devon, a woman with her own demons, to help her find a way back from her past mistakes.
Style: realistic, rough, sincere, serious, bleak
Audience: kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Director Rocky Costanzo's searing legal drama centers on a highly credentialed child psychologist named Glen Erskine (Richard Meese) whose life is shattered when he's accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he's been treating. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
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Time: contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sexual torture, sexual abuse, strong sexual content, youth, life is a bitch, prostitute, village, village life, innocence lost, kids in trouble, voyeurism, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
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A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, society, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, injustice, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Burt family who seemed normal, upstanding members of the community but were actually deeply embedded in crime. The matriarch took in foster children who were subsequently molested and abused by her husband and children ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, courtroom drama, legal action, crimes, family problems, dishonesty, legal, under the surface, criminal heroes, eccentric family, suburbs ...
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Duration: 89 min.
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Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, coming of age, parents and children, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, youth, society, religions or cults, kids in trouble, injustice, introspection, curses spells and rituals ...
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Duration: 135 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, rough, bleak
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
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Bad Hair (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: single parent, family relations, obsession, urban ghetto life, society, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, coming of age, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, youth ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: bleak, disturbing, tense, contemplative, rough ...
Plot: violence spree, family relations, family problems, danger, domestic disturbance, crimes, marital rape, deadly, graphic violence, breaking point, under the surface, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Streeters (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Authentic and committed, moving and stormy drama of street kids from Mexico City. Wonderful adaptation of successful play about street kids who have more trouble with corrupt cops, than with dirty and heavy work.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: social decay, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, gang, drug dealing, life is a bitch, youth, society, crimes, police corruption, urban ghetto life, social misfits ...
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Style: emotional, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
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Place: usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
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Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, family problems, support group, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, school, laboratory, incest, therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The dysfunctional twenty-three years old Sarah takes her six year old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and lowlife ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Concrete Night (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: bleak, stylized, realistic, serious, atmospheric
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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