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Work Hard, Play Hard (2003)
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Work Hard, Play Hard (2003)
Original name: Violence des échanges en milieu tempéré
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Philippe Seigner starts his career in business consulting at the posh Paris seat of McGregor. His first serious task is delicate: An audit at a factory, which is about to be taken over. As he soon realizes, this will mean sacking about 80 employees. However, his girl friend reproaches him collaborating with ruthless capitalism, as if any of the downsizing could be mitigated by him bowing out.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, humorous, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: moral dilemma, couple relations, life is a bitch, factory, unemployment, society, couples, boss and employee, workplace, workplace situations, power relations, friendship between men, love, sex, beach, male nudity, male bonding, undressing, swimsuit, bathrobe, male friendship, swimwear, butt naked, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about workplace, workplace situations, power relations, couples, couple relations, society and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Work Hard, Play Hard: A Matter of Principles (2009), The Minister (2011), Blood from a Stone (2011), Belleville-Tokyo (2010), The Italian (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Matter of Principles (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man with seemingly unwavering ethics is challenged by his new boss, who believes everyone has a price and it willing to prove it. In this Capra-esque tale no one leaves unscathed when principles and pragmatism collide.
Style: captivating, semi serious, sincere, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, workplace situations, boss and employee, couple relations, human spirit, workplace, couples, power relations, office, coercion, social relations, dignity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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The Minister (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world ...
Style: realistic, tense, sincere, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: politics, workplace, workplace situations, political intrigue, boss and employee, state affairs, disagreement, prime minister, politician, power relations, profanity, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Blood from a Stone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The day his bank refuses to finance him, Georges will do everything he can to save his shipyard and his employees.
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: bankruptcy, save the day, rivalry, workplace, working class, factory, labor union, boss and employee, workplace situations, society, employer, strike ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, mediterranean sea
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Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, workplace, theater, couples, family problems, love and romance, boss and employee, friendship, strong female presence, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Italian (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Life smiles at Dino Fabrizzi,a cool forty-two-year old Italian. Not only is he the most successful salesman at The Maserati dealership in Nice but he has had a steady (and hot) relationship with Hélène,his girlfriend, who is beginning to ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, disorder, parents and children, couple relations, culture clash, power relations, family relations, meet the parents, dealer, religions or cults, workplace, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Sauna on Moon (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Guangdong, the forefront of China's reform and opening-up, the business of a sauna is fairly flat. The boss, Wu, together with his team, pursuits his dream and constructs a entertainment kingdom persistently with their wisdom, effort and ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: workplace, life is a bitch, hopes, follow your dream, workplace situations, bittersweet, boss and employee, power relations, prostitute, song, eroticism, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
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Entry Level (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing his restaurant, chef CLAY MAGUIRE must start his career all over--at the bottom. Pushing forty with no "corporate skill-set", Clay enters the strange world of the Unemployable Interviewees of America. Clay and his fellow ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, unemployment, workplace, workplace situations, workplace romance, romance, society, hopes, love and romance, down on your luck, restaurant, chef ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Price Check (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pete is a good guy who used to be cool. Once living his dream in the music industry, he now toils away in the pricing department of a failing supermarket chain to provide for his loving wife and young son. When Pete’s new boss, Susan, takes over ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, boss and employee, couples, workplace, ambition, workplace romance, career woman, extramarital affair, workplace situations, power relations, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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63%
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My Piece of the Pie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: France, a factory worker, lives with her three daughters in Dunkirk. The factory where she worked has been closed, leaving France and all of her workmates without a job. She decides to go to Paris to look for work. There she finds a cleaning job at ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: unemployment, power relations, social differences, working class, culture clash, rich and poor, life is a bitch, society, job seeking, maid, parents separation, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, london, paris france, europe
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The Navigators (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading East Midland Infrastructure, it is clear that there ...
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, workplace intrigue, society, fighting the system, human spirit, working class, workplace, life is a bitch, realism, injustice, corporate crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Red Light Revolution (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A luckless Beijinger opens an adult shop to make ends meet, sparking a sexual revolution in his conservative neighborhood.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: society, rebellion, fighting the system, family relations, life is a bitch, workplace, against the rules, parents and children, farce, workplace situations, store, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Last Winter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young farmer in Central France tries to sustain his spiritual connection to the land amid the crushing pressures of modern agriculture in this brooding drama.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: countryside, farm, society, workplace, nothing goes right, estrangement, workplace situations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social relations, village life, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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In the Heart (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Masha (37) is in an overwhelming relationship with Luuk, father of two and separated. Nothing seems to stand in their way until Luuk turns incurably ill, leaving Masha without status.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: couple relations, tragic love, parents and children, love and romance, life is a bitch, family relations, terminal illness, couples, unfulfillment, down on your luck, female director, pubic hair
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
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56%
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The Storage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Antero Rousku is a storeman in a paint store. His job requires raw muscle power, mixing paints and carrying house repair materials around to earn his daily bread. But the basic salary is not enough for Rousku. He also sells a lot of stuff on the ...
Style: sexy, sincere, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
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52%
Special Treatment (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
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The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
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Early One Morning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
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45%
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The Ranch (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
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43%
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Burnt Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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40%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
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Style: sincere, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic, contemplative ...
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40%
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Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
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40%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Now in the Far North (i.e. Milan!), Alberto has accepted to manage a program for efficiency improvement in the Italian Post. He devotes all his time and all his energy to this noble task and neglects his wife Silvia, which of course annoys her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
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40%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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39%
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Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 97 min.
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Plot: love triangle, working class, society, dishonesty, power relations, infidelity, 23 year old, sex scene, life is a bitch, unemployment, intrigue, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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38%
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Freeway (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
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Country: Netherlands, Romania, France, Japan
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35%