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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, psychological, atmospheric, humorous, sexual, sexy
Plot: social differences, politics, life is a bitch, society, on the road, self discovery, fish out of water, illegal immigrant, survival, distopia, ship, strong sexual content, misfit, beach, love and romance, greek, resort, love affair, refugee, refugees, couples, immigrants, gays and lesbians, stowaway, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, paris france, germany, france, alps

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and captivating films with plots about society, couples, misfit, life is a bitch, immigrants, love and romance and female nudity mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Eden Is West: Love and Bruises (2011), The Journey to Kafiristan (2001), Insecure (2014), Transylvania (2006), Little Jerusalem (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Love and Bruises (2011)
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Duration: 105 min.
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The Journey to Kafiristan (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 101 min.
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Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
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Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
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Time: contemporary
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 107 min.
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Little Lion (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Duration: 98 min.
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Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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