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Burnt Out (2005)
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Burnt Out (2005)
Original name: Sauf le respect que je vous dois
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: François Durrieux, a man in his forties, married to Clémence and father of Benjamin, has been employed for years by the firm DSBO. In order not to lose his job, he always submits to his boss's demands whether it means working after office hours, canceling planned holidays or harming his family life. However, when one night, Simon Lacaze, his best friend and colleague, commits suicide just after being fired ignominiously, François rebels...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: parents and children, fighting the system, workplace, boss and employee, workplace situations, power relations, suffering, friendship, revolt, employee, middle aged man, rebellion, suicide, courage, family man, firm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films with plots about power relations, workplace, workplace situations, boss and employee, friendship, society and rivalry mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Burnt Out: The Minister (2011), Blood from a Stone (2011), You Will Be My Son (2011), Capital (2012), Belleville-Tokyo (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Minister (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world ...
Style: realistic, tense, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: politics, workplace, workplace situations, state affairs, disagreement, political intrigue, boss and employee, prime minister, politician, french politics, fatal accident, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Blood from a Stone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The day his bank refuses to finance him, Georges will do everything he can to save his shipyard and his employees.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, cynical, serious, captivating ...
Plot: bankruptcy, save the day, labor union, workplace, rivalry, working class, factory, society, boss and employee, workplace situations, employer, strike ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, provence
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You Will Be My Son (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul de Marseul, a prestigious wine-maker and owner of a renowned chateau and vineyard in Saint-Emilion, is disheartened by the notion of his son Martin taking over the family business. Martin does not seem to have inherited the qualities that Paul ...
Style: serious, emotional, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family business, rivalry, favoritism, intrigue, workplace, family problems, countryside, introspection, father son relationship, favoritism among siblings, father son conflict, wine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
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Capital (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The head of a giant European investment bank desperately clings to power when an American hedge fund company tries to buy them out.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, political ...
Plot: top executive, stock broker, greed, money, ceo, rivalry, workplace, office, boss and employee, finance, banker, critique of capitalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
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Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, breakup, couple relations, couples, workplace, theater, family problems, love and romance, boss and employee, male female relationship, pregnant woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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65%
My Wife's Romance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Paul dies, he leaves his wife Eve with a mountain of debt. As the police begin their investigation into Paul’s death, Eve is supported by a lawyer named Chollet, a friend of her husband who generously helps her to clear the debts she has ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir, disturbing ...
Plot: missing person, dishonesty, friendship, infidelity, couples, friends, femme fatale, crimes, law enforcement, manipulation, police, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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62%
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Bad Spelling (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At a French boarding school for troubled youth in the early 1970's, the Headmaster and his wife decide that their son Daniel, who is fifteen years old but looks younger, should finally go live in the dorm with all the other students, as they do ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual, captivating ...
Plot: rebellion, boys' school, friendship, boarding school, youth, buddies, family relations, rebelliousness, boss and employee, friends, power relations, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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To Mathieu (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Matthieu and Eric are two brothers who work at the same factory as their father in Normandy. When his father is dismissed for smoking on the factory floor, Matthieu is incensed and tries to have him reinstated, in vain. His brother has just got ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, rough
Plot: factory, vengeance, rivalry, workplace, workplace situations, misled, righting the wronged, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, atlantic ocean, normandy
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Sauna on Moon (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Guangdong, the forefront of China's reform and opening-up, the business of a sauna is fairly flat. The boss, Wu, together with his team, pursuits his dream and constructs a entertainment kingdom persistently with their wisdom, effort and ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, workplace situations, life is a bitch, workplace, boss and employee, bittersweet, power relations, eroticism, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex toy, rocket ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
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52%
A Lady in Paris (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Estonia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Anne leaves Estonia to come to Paris as a caretaker for Frida, an elderly Estonian lady who emigrated to France long ago. Anne soon realizes that she is not wanted. All Frida wants from life is the attention of Stéphane, her younger former lover. ...
Style: touching, witty, serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, friendship, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, power relations, loneliness, emigration, bittersweet, win over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, estonia, europe
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51%
Early One Morning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Monday morning. Paul Wertret, 50, heads off to his job as a manager at the International Credit and Trade Bank. He arrives at 8 o'clock on the dot, as usual. He enters a meeting room, takes out a gun and kills two of his bosses. Then he locks ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: bank, unlikely criminals, losing-it hero, introspection, workplace, rivalry, crimes, workplace situations, road not taken, boss and employee, murder, suicide ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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50%
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Bad Seeds (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quiet 16-year-old Louis, the high school headmaster’s son, has never been in trouble. His best friend, 18-year-old Greg, however, is his polar opposite: provocative, angry, violent, he has been kicked out of school for physically threatening young ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: kidnapping, parent child relationship, youth, teachers and students, parents and children, confined, crime gone awry, crimes, hardcase students, single parent, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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49%
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My Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Julien and his mum care for each other very much. But Julien has committed a deadly sin: he is growing into a teenager! Worse, he has found himself a girlfriend of his age. "Mummy" is not going to tolerate such an ignominy. Julien is HER ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, tense, gloomy
Plot: incestuous desire, puberty, mother son relationship, psychological abuse, teenage boy, domineering mother, family relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, suburban life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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48%
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Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, hopes, gang, life is a bitch, crimes, urban ghetto, father son relationship, graphic violence, gangsters, ghetto, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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47%
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Poison Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of college students are duped by a charming pathological liar.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, cynical, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, youth, friends, power relations, college life, betrayal, student life, college, teachers and students, student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mishap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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41%
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The Moon Child (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: David, a professor of dermatology, has been treating 13-year-old Romain since he was a baby. Afflicted with a rare skin condition, Romain must avoid sunlight and is condemned to live in the shade. David and Romain have become the closest of friends ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, power relations, friends, life is a bitch, child illness, doctors and patients, terminal illness, hospital, disease, teenage boy, doctor patient relationship, first sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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41%
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Small Time (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Al Klein and his longtime friend, Ash Martini, own a used car lot and these two know every trick in the book when it comes to selling cars. Klein still pines for his ex-wife Barbara who left him years ago for a more successful man. After their son ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: workplace, family business, parents and children, workplace situations, dealer, disorder, mentor, escapades, college dropout, life turned upside down, family relations, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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41%
Young Girls in Black (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Noémie and Priscilla, two teenage girls from working class backgrounds, cultivate the same violence, the same contempt of the world. They are a source of serious concern for family and friends, who sense them capable of going to extremes. Noémie ...
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: human nature, teenage life, family problems, society, youth, dysfunctional family, death, suicidal thoughts, friendship, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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40%
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The Night Watchmen (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Times have changed a lot for Franck who is a night watchman. About a decade ago he was a specialized worker. Today he feels bored but would jump at any chance to prove his bravery and courage.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: life turned upside down, starting over, dull life, unfulfillment, hopes, disorder, police, security guard, car accident, loneliness, monster, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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40%
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Wild Field (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young doctor relocates to a remote region of central Asia, thinking his fiancee soon will join him ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, emotional
Plot: boss and employee, village life, doctors and patients, self discovery, workplace, hopes, countryside, workplace situations, fish out of water, doctor, loneliness, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, asia
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39%
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Sheep (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a small French town is rocked by a bizarre incident.
Style: serious, stylized, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, workplace, youth, teenage life, workplace situations, realism, small town, social relations, restaurant, small town life, friends, factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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39%
Before the Winter Chill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: They are the perfect French haute bourgeois couple: Paul is a respected surgeon and Lucie cooks and gardens exquisitely. But now, in the autumn of his life, Paul can’t resist the lure of an ambiguous and dangerous relationship with a mysterious ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: therapist, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, intrigue, couples, mysterious character, hospital, couple relations, sister sister relationship, neurosurgeon, illness, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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The Ordinary People (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Muller company organizes a reception to mark the launch of a new product. During the evening, we discover that this is actually a coaching exercise for company executives. Gradually, rumours about the upcoming acquisition of the company start to ...
Style: cynical, realistic, captivating, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: labor union, power relations, corporate world, pharmaceutical company, role playing, workplace intrigue, gossip, party, workplace situations, workplace, mistaken identity, businesswoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
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39%
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The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brian Cruver, an ambitious 26-year-old lands a job at Enron. As he assimilates to the company's get-rich-quick mantra, spending sprees and wild corporate "gatherings" become the norm. But when Enron files for bankruptcy, Cruver ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, political, suspense ...
Plot: corporate crime, uncover truth, fighting the system, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, whistleblower, power relations, boss and employee, rich and poor, couple relations, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
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38%
Lulu the Tool (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. The accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, political ...
Plot: factory worker, working class, factory, fighting the system, rebellion, power relations, workplace situations, boss and employee, social differences, rebelliousness, anarchist, labor union ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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38%
The World Belongs to Us (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On a bridge, one night, a stabbing. There is Pouga. And there is Julien. The film shows the parallel destiny of these two young men who look alike without knowing each other.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, crimes, criminal heroes, athlete's life, destiny, human nature, athlete and trainer, father son relationship, coach, multiple storylines, firefighter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, brussels
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37%
Work Hard, Play Hard (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Philippe Seigner starts his career in business consulting at the posh Paris seat of McGregor. His first serious task is delicate: An audit at a factory, which is about to be taken over. As he soon realizes, this will mean sacking about 80 employees. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: moral dilemma, workplace, life is a bitch, society, couples, workplace situations, unemployment, couple relations, factory, boss and employee, power relations, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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36%
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Last Winter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young farmer in Central France tries to sustain his spiritual connection to the land amid the crushing pressures of modern agriculture in this brooding drama.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
Plot: countryside, farm, estrangement, workplace situations, society, workplace, nothing goes right, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social relations, village, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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36%
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Undercurrent (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of week long tours at sea. Then, during one dark and dreary night this routine is shaken to its foundation when one of the most solid ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ocean, ship, workplace, power relations, isolation, human nature, confined, search and rescue, sailing, under the surface, gambling, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, atlantic ocean
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36%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, unfulfillment, love, self discovery, couples, friendship, fall in love, supportive spouse, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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