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Paradise: Hope (2013)
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Paradise: Hope (2013)
Original name: Paradies: Hoffnung
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hope, the third film in the PARADISE TRILOGY, tells the story of the 13-year-old Melanie. While her mother (Teresa) travels to Kenya, Melanie spends her holiday in the Austrian countryside at a strict diet camp for overweight teenagers. Under the supervision of a tattooed trainer and a creepy doctor, the teenagers attempt to do sports during the day and secretly get drunk in the evening. Between physical education and nutrition counseling, pillow fights and her first cigarette, Melanie falls in love with the doctor who is 40 years her senior.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, cynical, art house, offbeat
Plot: overweight, older man younger woman relationship, impossible love, physical appearance, camp, seduction, teenage crush, diet, teenage life, youth, love and romance, coming of age, nutrition, teenage girl, discipline, summer camp, drunkenness, sex talk, attempted seduction, age difference, nightclub, child, crush, underage drinking, puberty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, kenya

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about youth, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, female director, teenager and teenage girl mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Paradise: Hope: Dog Days (2001), The Swimming Pool (2012), Ixcanul (2015), Sonja (2006), In Mom's Head (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Swimming Pool (2012)
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: María, a 17-year-old Kaqchikel Maya, lives with her parents on a coffee plantation at the foot of an active volcano. She is set to be married to the farm's foreman. But María longs to discover the world on the other side of the mountain, a ...
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