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La león (2007)
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La león (2007)
Original name: La León
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Deep in the lush river jungles of Argentina, Alvaro lives a solitary existence fishing and harvesting reeds. What sets him apart from the rest of his village is that he is gay. There are no other gay men in his world, his only means of expression is with the occasional outsider who passes through. Most of these men come via the river taxi El León, whose captain El Turu is a mean man with a homophobic streak and a secret. When illegal loggers appear in the jungle El Turu accuses Alvaro of aiding them, a dispute which leads both men towards confrontation.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspense, sexy, gloomy, sexual, contemplative
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, isolation, disagreement, immigration, murder, gay slur, gay lead character, island, male rape, ocean, gays and lesbians, inventions and discoveries, countryside, gender, rape, fishing, death, gay sex, male nudity, homosexual, fish, soccer, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about couples, love and romance, life is a bitch, gender, gays and lesbians, gay interest and couple relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like La león: I Don't Kiss (1991), Unspoken Passion (2008), Amnesty (2011), Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard (2002), A Few Days of Respite (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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I Don't Kiss (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
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Plot: prostitute, prostitution, love and romance, life is a bitch, gender, gays and lesbians, couples, innocence lost, city life, fall in love, down on your luck, loner ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Unspoken Passion (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 109 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Amnesty (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Albania, Greece, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Amnesty is a 2011 Albanian movie directed by Buyar Alimani. It’s a story about two people who meet up in jail when they come for monthly visits of their spouses. They fall in love after becoming witnesses to a wedding in jail but relationship has ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, infidelity, forbidden love, love affair, dishonesty, life is a bitch, love and romance, pardon, couples, couple relations, fall in love, legislation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: albania, europe
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Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A portrait of a woman, composed of 17 moments from her life.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: sexy woman, family problems, couples, love and romance, starting over, power relations, breakup, gays and lesbians, gender, society, master and servant, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, small town, friends, couples, love affair, couple relations, human nature, introspection, hopes, love and romance, bittersweet, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Sand Dollars (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every afternoon Noelí, a young Dominican woman, hangs out on the beach at Las Terrenas. With her boyfriend, Yeremi, they look for ways to make a living at the expense of one of the hundreds of tourists there. However Noelí also has a steady ...
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: love and romance, moral dilemma, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, cons and scams, society, rich and poor, island, gender, power relations, sexual content, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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FAQs (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Jasmine (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 73 min.
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