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Eden Is West (2009)
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Eden Is West (2009)
Original name: Eden à l'ouest
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Elias (Riccardo Scamarcio) is an immigrant in his twenties who tries to get to Europe by a boat along with other illegal immigrants. When the boat is near the Greek shores and they hope they will soon disembark, a marine patrol approaches and Elias jumps into the sea in order to avoid arrest. So do the other people in the boat. He wakes up next morning in a shore with nudists, which is not so bad after all, since he has lost some of his clothes while he was swimming for quite a few hours. He pretends to be a nudist himself, steals some clothes and he pretends he is an employee of the hotel “Eden Club-Paradise”.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, psychological, atmospheric, political, humorous, sexual, political drama
Plot: illegal immigrant, social differences, politics, life is a bitch, society, on the road, self discovery, fish out of water, red cross, nudism, immigration, survival, strong sexual content, distopia, ship, misfit, beach, love and romance, greek, resort, couples, gays and lesbians, love affair, nudity (full frontal - brief), refugee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alps, europe, ancient greece, greece, paris france, france, germany

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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 101 min.
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Time: 1930s
Place: afghanistan, switzerland
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Love and Bruises (2011)
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Country: China, France
Duration: 105 min.
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Place: france, paris france, europe
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Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
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Duration: 104 min.
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Duration: 95 min.
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Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 1K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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