Movies like Fiela's Child

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Fiela's Child (1988)
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Fiela's Child (1988)
Original name: Fiela se Kind
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The acclaimed drama based on Dalene Matthee´s award-winning novel. "Fiela se Kind" (Fiela's Child) is the story of a white foundling boy that is raised by a brown family. But the childs life changes irrevocably when white census officials discover him living across the established borders of society, and he is removed from his foster parents. "This is the moving story about a close family being torn apart by the social convictions of the day. It is the story of a mother´s enduring love and hope to see her taken son again. Fiela is a down to earth woman farmer who does not let anyone step on her. She raised a white castaway child, Benjamin, and teaches him the simple things in life."
Plot: female director, teenage girl, adopted son, reconciliation, broken family, interracial family, afrikaans

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out light films with plots about female director, teenage girl, teenager, coming of age, class struggle, female protagonist and jealousy mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Fiela's Child: Sicily! (1999), Team Hurricane (2017), The Escape (2015), Traps (1994), Jadviga's Pillow (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Country: Italy, France, Germany
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Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
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The Escape (2015)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 96 min.
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Traps (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An erotic thriller set in 1950 French Occupied Indo-China.
Plot: female director, gay sex, panties pulled down, white panties, panties
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Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 92 min.
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Jadviga's Pillow (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
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Elle (1995)
Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
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The Saver (2015)
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Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
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Duration: 126 min.
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Genre: Drama
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