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Tangier (2006)
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Tangier (2006)
Original name: De Hel Van Tanger
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have discovered 700 pounds of hashish. Although the owner of the bus company is arrested as well and makes a full confession clearly indicating that both drivers were unaware of the hidden drugs, the Moroccan judge sentences both men to 5 years in the Moroccan prison of Tangiers. Nothing could have prepared the two men for life inside a Moroccan prison. Without food, clothes or medical care, they must learn how to take care of themselves to survive their stay in prison. Corrupt guards, corrupt lawyers and judges, a consul who doesn't care and frequent beatings are only part of the terrible prison. Meanwhile their families at home are left without any information, any help or any hope - finding out that their own government doesn't care for Belgian people in prisons abroad.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, bleak, realistic
Plot: prison, survival, prison life, smuggling, danger, life is a bitch, dishonesty, false accusation, injustice, beating, crimes, confined, graphic violence, police corruption, false arrest, warden, corrupt officer, wrongfully committed, corrupt law enforcer, torture, jail, abuse
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, morocco, antwerp

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about life is a bitch, prison, prison life, confined, crimes, society and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Tangier: 186 Dollars to Freedom (2012), Buried (2003), Fuehrer Ex (2002), Day Break (2005), Ghosted (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
186 Dollars to Freedom (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Peru, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young California surfer has to grow up in a hurry when he is thrown into a Peruvian political prison in 1980.
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Plot: prison, false arrest, prison life, survival, frame up, danger, confined, escapades, police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: peru
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Buried (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ingo Hasselbach, whose parents were Communist Party members in East Germany during his childhood, has lived at both ends of the political seesaw. The question of how people reach a change of heart is a profound one; Hasselbach describes the external ...
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Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany
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Day Break (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Day Break - based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: death row, prison, prison life, confined, pardon, society, life is a bitch, deadly, legal, legal action, law enforcement, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
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Ghosted (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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Scrubbers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two girls escape from an open borstal for two very different reasons; Annetta to attempt to visit her baby daughter, who is being raised in a convent; and Carol, who hopes to be recaptured and sent to a closed borstal where she knows her girlfriend ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
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Time: 80s
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough
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