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American Translation (2011)
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American Translation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A sexually ambiguous Frenchman tours his native countryside with his naive American lover in pursuit of the ultimate thrill. From the moment they meet, brooding Chris (Pierre Perrier) and the beautiful Aurore (Lizzie Brocherè) fall instantly and passionately in love but it's not long before their intense connection is consumed by Chris's dark obsession with gay men. Before long, the pair embarks on a violent and sexual journey filled with seduction and destruction of young gay hustlers. Hard-hitting, intensely sexy and wildly controversial, American Translation is a twisted Bonnie and Clyde for a new generation.
Style: sexual, offbeat, gloomy, serious, realistic, erotic
Plot: serial killer, crimes, strong sexual content, sexual relations, couple relations, crime, love and romance, destructive relationship, love affair, murder, couples, young lovers, criminal heroes, deadly, romance, gay, killer, hotel, marijuana, female nudity, striptease, church, masturbation, maid, erection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexual and gloomy films with plots about couples, love and romance, sexual relations, love affair, female nudity, couple relations and sex mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like American Translation: Anatomy of Hell (2004), Love and Bruises (2011), One to Another (2006), Life Love Death (1969), Amour fou (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Anatomy of Hell (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A man rescues a woman from a suicide attempt in a gay nightclub. Walking the streets together, she propositions him: She'll pay him to visit her at her isolated house for four consecutive nights. There he will silently watch her. He's ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Love and Bruises (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hua, a young woman from Beijing, is a recent arrival in Paris. Exiled in an unknown city, she wanders between her tiny apartment and the university, drifting between former lovers and recent French acquaintances. She meets Matthieu, a young worker ...
Style: sexual, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
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One to Another (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A story about bunch of people who live in a town in provincial France. At the center of it all is Pierre, a conceited and vain bisexual musician in his late teens who acts as a magnet, to varying degrees, for a whole array of characters - from his ...
Style: realistic, sexy, rough, disturbing, erotic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, bisexual, incest, forbidden love, musician's life, deadly, small town, gender, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, siblings relations ...
Place: france, europe
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Life Love Death (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: François Toledo, married businessman and father, falls head-over-heels in love with Janine, a work colleague. However, he is soon found out: after three dates, he strangles some prostitutes, when, the victim of blackmail, he becomes dishonored. He ...
Style: serious, bleak, thought provoking, gloomy, realistic
Plot: prostitute, murder, prison, death penalty, false accusation, legal, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, sexual relations, unfulfillment, crime, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Amour fou (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Having just landed a gig with a trendy magazine, young photographer Nadja celebrates at the local disco, where she bumps into Darius, a 20-year-old skateboarder. Although her frankness at first scares him, the two quickly become a couple, and as ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, erotic, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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Gigola (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: George, a charismatic and adventurous young woman, born from an old, catholic family, falls in love, in her teens, with a female teacher named Sybil. Devastated by her lover's eventual suicide, some years later, George embarks on an exciting ...
Style: captivating, erotic, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, nightlife, deadly, gender bending, couples, sexual relations, gangsters, destructive relationship, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gift from Above (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A story with a bit of despair: six or seven families who live in the same blocks that surround a parking lot. And they are all involved in each other’s lives.
Style: semi serious, rough, sexual, offbeat, realistic
Plot: strong sexual content, erection, heist, dishonesty, family life, couples, infidelity, society, crimes, sexual relations, family relations, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Man at Bath (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Omar and Emmanuel go to great lengths to prove they are not in love.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: gay, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, couple relations, couples, family problems, gender, introspection, breakup, self discovery, spouse leaving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, usa, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Night and the Moment (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Night and the Moment is a 1995 erotic drama. A writer (Dafoe) is invited to the house of a noblewoman (Olin) who adores free-thinkers. He attempts to seduce her but she insists that he tell her of his past love exploits. While doing so, he takes ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: confined, strong sexual content, mysterious character, love and romance, romance, cons and scams, writer's life, sexual relations, couples, love affair, lovers reunited, prison life ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Love Forbidden (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rodolphe Marconi writes, directs, and stars in the coming-out drama Défense d'Aimer (Love Forbidden). Marconi plays Bruce, a young student from Paris who accepts a fellowship in Rome. He takes a flat at the Villa Medicis and writes full time. ...
Style: sexy, psychological, sexual, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: gay sex, homosexuality, gay, gays and lesbians, romance, love and romance, twentysomething life, unfulfilled love, fall in love, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: sentimental, gloomy, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: haunted by the past, human nature, introspection, alcohol abuse, lifestyle, destiny, family relations, soldier, love affair, couples, wartime life, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: offbeat, sexual, talky, realistic, witty ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, actor's life, introspection, couple relations, writer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, romance, countryside, older woman younger man sex, older man younger woman sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sweet Sex and Love (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 85 min.
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Jealousy (2013)
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Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
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Style: realistic, gloomy, serious
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Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Deceit (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: sexual, gloomy, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 491
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Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 80 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
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Style: sexual, gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
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Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ten Tiny Love Stories (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, clever, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Country: France, Germany, UK
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40%
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Bas-fonds (2010)
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Country: France
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic, talky, sexual
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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37%
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Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: sexual, stylized, offbeat, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Paul dies, he leaves his wife Eve with a mountain of debt. As the police begin their investigation into Paul’s death, Eve is supported by a lawyer named Chollet, a friend of her husband who generously helps her to clear the debts she has ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: gloomy, realistic, talky, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, fall in love, introspection
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, seaport, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
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