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Wadjda (2012)
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Wadjda (2012)
Original name: وجدة‎‎
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Germany, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn't be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda's mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, talky, stylized, feminist film, allegory, breathtaking, harsh ...
Plot: muslim girl, school, childhood, troublemaker, muslim, family relations, dreams, teachers and students, parents and children, fighting the system, gender, traditional versus modern, life is a bitch, discrimination, everyday life, rebelliousness, against the rules, power relations, feminism, child protagonist, religious fanatic, riding a bicycle, mother daughter relationship, bicycle, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, iran, japan

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Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
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Duration: 95 min.
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Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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19%
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19%
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19%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.7
 3K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.7
 3K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%