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Come Home Raquel
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Raquel, a 13 year old living in Queens, NY, struggles to make sense of her life after the deportation of her parents. Things quickly change upon the arrival of a new teacher and the return of her young uncle.
Plot: broken family, missing father, forgiveness, little brother, second chance, uncle niece relationship, latina, middle school, bully, teacher student relationship, loneliness, coming of age, children, teenager
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 7.1
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 7.6
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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Country: China
Duration: 106 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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