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Detector (2000)
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Detector (2000)
Original name: Detektor
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Daniel Jul is a 28 year old psychiatrist, still living with his mom. He and his friend Ronny have one thing in common, they like searching for metallic objects in the ground. One day they find a jewel with the name "Janne" imprinted. This is the beginning of something big for Daniel. His life will never be the same. He's about to discover a lot of hidden secrets, about himself and others.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: private detective, love and romance, self discovery, false identity, friendship between men, psychologist, cancer, countryside, couples, terminal illness, love, sex, fishing, hippie, hospital, psychotherapist, satanist, native, drawing, male female relationship, assault, tractor, swedish, insurance fraud, aggression ...
Time: 90s

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Gone with the Woman (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman moves into a young man's home and starts to run his life -- a process that makes him fall hopelessly in love with her.
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Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century
Place: europe, norway, paris france
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Heartlands (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his soiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her committing adultery with team captain Geoff, a cop, who ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century
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Nationale 7 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a nursing home for disabled near Toulon, René is unanimously hated by all. With fifty years and suffering from myopathy, has an irascible, rebellious character. But not resist provocations candor and uprightness of Julie, a special educator ...
Style: semi serious, psychological, touching, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, handicapped, self discovery, paraplegic, couples, misfit, sexual relations, biker, obstacle, male female relationship, caravan, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france
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The Easy Way Out (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Patrick, a travel agent in his early 30s, lives with Arthur, an immigration lawyer; but for a long time, Patrick has been sleeping on an air mattress on the floor of their bedroom. His younger brother, Tony, plans to marry his high school sweetheart ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Time: 21st century
Place: france
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Santorini Blue (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An act of betrayal throws a young couple's marriage into jeopardy in this romantic drama featuring Richard Belzer and Ice-T.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
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Time: 21st century
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Plot: lgbt, gay, gay interest, love affair, self discovery, coming out, looking for love, couples, love and romance, bittersweet, looking for sex, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century
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A World Without Women (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A little sea resort on the Picardie coast, the last week of august. When handing over the keys to a rented apartment, Sylvain makes the acquaintance of two beautiful women. This is a fabulous occasion for him to escape his routine, single life in ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, humorous, touching
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Time: 21st century
Place: france
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It's Your Turn, Laura (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Une journée dans la vie d'un groupe de femmes qui se retrouvent chaque semaine depuis quinze ans dans la salle d'attente d'un médecin qui prétend arriver à les faire maigrir.
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Village of the Stone Roller (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, emotional, humorous ...
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The Flats (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Time: 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Jonny Vang (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Norway
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, dark ...
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Place: norway
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Eggs (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two brothers in their seventies, Pa and Moe, have lived together all their lives in a little house in the country, the only interruption being when Pa made a weekend trip to Småland on his moped during the second World War. The past returns when ...
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Plot: old man, house, radio, winter, hostility, countryside, routine, visitor, family relations, family problems, love and romance, elderly ...
Time: 90s
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Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Duration: 104 min.
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Duration: 104 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: sexy, sexual, visually appealing, affectionate, allegory ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
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