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Caterina in the Big City (2003)
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Caterina in the Big City (2003)
Original name: Caterina va in città
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an ambient extremely divided politically.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: youth, obsession, teenage life, friendship, social differences, fish out of water, politics, society, human nature, lifestyle, school, parents and children, hopes, city life, father daughter relationship, choir, elementary school, friends, family relations, high school life, couples, small town life, small town, coming of age, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe

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My Name Is Juani (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pair of women leave their small town and dud boyfriends behind for fun in Madrid.
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Plot: lifestyle, hopes, follow your dream, city life, friendship, on the road, youth, love and romance, society, couples, friends, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: semi serious, witty, touching, humorous, realistic
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Time: contemporary
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, high school, friendship, couples, high school life, school, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle, social differences, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
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Kick'n Rush (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around Jakob, Bo and Mikkel - three friends who spend their days lusting over unattainable women and engaging in a variety of illegal activities (i.e. they'll rent a movie and then break into a house to watch it). After ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, lifestyle, youth, buddies, society, family relations, parents and children, friendship between boys, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
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Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, society, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, friendship, dysfunctional family, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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Hardboiled Egg (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, humorous, captivating
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Mind the Gap (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
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The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A quirky teen with a penchant for war reenactments, Kelly Ernswiler obsesses over military tactics with his buddy Bart. The school bully is one of Kelly's regular headaches, and he also has to deal with a frustrating situation at home, where ...
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Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Somers Town (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Two teenagers, both newcomers to London, forge an unlikely friendship over the course of a hot summer. Tomo (Thomas Turgoose) is a runaway from Nottingham; Marek (Piotr Jagiello) lives in the district of Somers Town, between King's Cross and ...
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Time: contemporary
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
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Country: Italy
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Audience: teens
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 88 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Country: Italy
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