Movies like Destiny 1997

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Destiny (1997)
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Destiny (1997)
Original name: Dakan
Genre: Drama
Country: Guinea, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Though gay-themed stories about "coming out" and accepting one's sexuality are not uncommon in Western countries, such tales are still rare in many conservative African nations. Considered a ground-breaking film in its native Guinea, and filmed amidst a storm of controversy, Mohamed Camara's Dakan is the first of its nations films to directly address issues surrounding homosexuality. The story centers on the romance between two 20-year-old men, Manga and Sory who are first seen making out in a car. The trouble begins when Manga tells his widowed mother about his love for Sory, who is busy contending with his outraged father. The parents insist that the two never see each other again. Manga's mother then uses witchcraft to cleanse her son and change him into a heterosexual. Time passes and eventually Manga begins to date a girl. But it soon becomes apparent that try as he might, Manga's heart belongs to Sory.
Plot: gay, lgbt, black lgbt, gay teenager, female nudity, coming out, gay slur, male homosexuality, homosexuality, homosexual, interracial sex, gay interest, gay relationship, black
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, west africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out queer cinema, touching, psychological and sincere films with plots about gay, lgbt, gay interest, homosexuality, homosexual, male homosexuality and lgbtq mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like Destiny: Young Hunter (2020), Confused Feelings (1981), Ben & Sam (2010), Once More (1988), Salut Victor (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Confused Feelings (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
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Ben & Sam (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
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Duration: 82 min.
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Duration: 49 min.
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