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Legal Aid (2009)
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Legal Aid (2009)
Original name: Commis d'office
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the age of forty, Antoine Lahoud is still defending petty criminals who are entitled only to legal aid. He still has a quixotic notion of his mission but, lately, his little income and his arduous working conditions have been eroding his idealism. So, when Henry Marsac, a leading (but seemingly corrupt), professional colleague, offers him to work on bigger and more lucrative cases, he ends up accepting. Little does he know what Marsac is up to...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, cynical, tense, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: ambition, courtroom drama, crimes, moral dilemma, legal, dishonesty, lawyer, betrayal, corruption, murder, prison, prison escape, graphic violence, profanity, body swapping, money, hotel, restaurant, fast food, drunkenness, stabbed in the stomach
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, switzerland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement and graphic violence mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Legal Aid: Double Jeopardy (1992), Traceless (2010), The Confidant (2010), The Key (2007), Resilience (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Double Jeopardy (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Traceless (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Étienne Meunier (Benoît Magimel) is a young executive who has everything going for him. His career is skyrocketing and he is about to become #1 at work, he is married to a picture-perfect wife, has a dream home and money. To top it off, he's ...
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The Confidant (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.5
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The Key (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Depuis peu Eric Vincent, trentenaire sans histoire, a un fort sentiment de malaise. Est-ce la peur d'avoir un enfant ou celle de voir brutalement resurgir le fantôme d'un père qu'il n'a jamais connu ? Un matin, un inconnu ...
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Resilience (2006)
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average man finds himself in a position to prevent the murder of a family member -- the unnerving descent of a man caught between resilience and ruthlessness.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, realistic
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Duration: 119 min.
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Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
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