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Slave and courtesan
Genre: Drama
Country: Côte d'Ivoire, Guadeloupe
Story: A small group of people meet in a guest house lost in the middle of nowhere. Disconnected from everything, each will try to understand his destiny. Trapped by the past, they each have to find the key to their existence, like « shadows walking towards the light ».
Plot: shadow, boarding house, past, escort, destiny, redemption, slavery, ghost

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and intense films with plots about redemption, destiny, mentor, society, friendship, dialogue and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Slave and courtesan: Ironweed (1987), Purge (2012), The Boys Are Back (2009), Panther (1995), The War (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ironweed
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Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
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Duration: 125 min.
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Panther
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    User:   28%
 
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