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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, offbeat
Plot: camp, impossible love, older man younger woman relationship, physical appearance, seduction, overweight, diet, teenage life, youth, love and romance, teenage girl, discipline, 13 year old, teenage crush, nightclub, nutrition, crush, unfulfilled love, coming of age, countryside, unfulfillment, sexual content, power relations, underage drinking, puberty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Paradise: Hope: Dog Days (2001), The Swimming Pool (2012), Volcano (2015), In Mom's Head (2007), Sonja (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dog Days (2001)
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Duration: 121 min.
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Place: austria, vienna
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The Swimming Pool (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 65 min.
Story: During summer in La Habana, four adolescents with physical problems, while in vacation from school, spend a day in a swimming pool with their apathetic instructor.
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Volcano (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Guatemala, France
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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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
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Sonja (2006)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 72 min.
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Style: realistic, sexy, touching, sincere, sexual
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Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 84 min.
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In Between Days (2006)
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Duration: 83 min.
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