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A Few Days of Respite (2010)
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A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Original name: Quelques jours de répit
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 head to Paris, where they'll be illegal aliens but can at least live openly as a couple. To avoid arousing suspicion until they arrive in Paris, Mohsen and Hassan keep their distance while traveling, and during a train stop, Mohsen helps a sixty-ish women, Yolande, with her luggage. The two strike up a conversation and she clearly enjoys his company; over dinner, she offers to help him find work in town and let him stay at her apartment. It's clear to Yolande that Mohsen is an illegal immigrant, but she doesn't realize that he's gay, and he finds himself wondering if he should stay with Hassan or live with Yolande, where he would not have love but would enjoy safety, security and could easily become a French citizen through marriage.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, small town, friends, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, love affair, human nature, couples, introspection, gender, gays and lesbians, bittersweet, gay relationship, gay interest, photographer, french, jealousy, loyalty, gay slur, deportation, border crossing, gay lead character, train station, gay couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe

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Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Nasty Baby (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Nasty Baby centers around a Brooklyn couple, Freddy and his boyfriend Mo, who are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly. Freddy is an artist, and his latest work is all about babies – it’s clear he’s dying to be a ...
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 96 min.
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Plot: friendship, friends, couples, family problems, family relations, introspection, pregnancy, bittersweet, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, singleness, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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The Mountain (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 73 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
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Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Not Since You (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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87%
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Genre: Drama
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Wandering Streams (2010)
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