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A Parting Shot (2007)
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A Parting Shot (2007)
Original name: Pas Douce
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A rebellious teenager and a "border-line" young nurse will learn to tame each other and get a fresh start in life...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: hospital, isolation, child illness, workplace, mentally unstable, death, suicide, corpse, nurse, nurse patient relationship, shooting, blood, rifle, injured child, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, switzerland

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Most similar movies to A Parting Shot

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and captivating films with plots about hospital, couples, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, workplace and power relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Parting Shot: Burnt Out (2005), Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009), Those Who Remain (2007), The Moon Child (2011), Before the Winter Chill (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Burnt Out (2005)
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 ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: parents and children, fighting the system, workplace, power relations, workplace situations, boss and employee, suffering, middle aged man, friendship, revolt, employee, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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95%
Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, hospital, nurse, child illness, terminal illness, pretense, wrestling, human spirit, youth, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: hospital, terminal illness, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, life is a bitch, power relations, friends, child illness, doctors and patients, terminal illness, hospital, disease, teenage boy, doctor patient relationship, rugby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, neurosurgeon, rivalry, infidelity, who to trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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72%
 5.0
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Nelly (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The four days following the death of a small town doctor, seen through the eyes of Nelly, his wife, a nurse.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: village, love and romance, couples, social relations, village life, sexual relations, family relations, death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Bird (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman, withdrawn from life, rescues a live bird that had been trapped in the wall of her apartment.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: strong female presence, estrangement, restaurant, movie theatre, food, beach, bird, kiss, cigarette smoking
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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68%
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Hip Moves (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hervé is a lonely man who lives only for his self-defense courses. Fired from the zoo where he works because he depresses the animals, he becomes a night watchman in a factory. To pass the time, he watches the comings and goings of a strange pair ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, pregnancy, nightshift, hospital, prostitute, crimes, unfulfillment, love, couples, society, dull life, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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66%
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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, provence, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, dull life, starting over, disorder, unfulfillment, hopes, police, security guard, car accident, loneliness, motorcycle, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Pater (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier drink together in bars while coming up with tall tales.
Style: realistic, serious, experimental, contemplative
Plot: friends, artists and showbiz, buddies, filmmaking, business ethics, role playing, bakery, ethics, retiring, legal, breaking the fourth wall, prime minister ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Alps (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast and her coach offer a service for hire wherein they stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by relatives, friends or colleagues of the deceased, to assist with the grieving process.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, disturbing, cynical ...
Plot: workplace, death in the family, dark humor, family problems, losing-it hero, dealing with death, boss and employee, human nature, nurse, hospital, absurdism, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Comedy of Power (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A magistrate investigates a corporate executive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: legal, embezzlement, political corruption, dishonesty, couple relations, law enforcement, legal investigation, legal action, disorder, couples, investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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54%
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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: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ocean, ship, workplace, confined, isolation, human nature, power relations, search and rescue, under the surface, gambling, funeral, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Errances (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three scenes from the marriage of Lou and Jacques as they wander around France.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: alcohol abuse, clinic, folk hero, life is a bitch, babies and infants, bounty hunter, irresponsible, failed marriage, magician, marital problem, stress
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Camping sauvage (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Un camping au bord d'un lac pendant les vacances d'été. Camille, 17 ans, y traîne son ennui coincée entre ses parents et son petit ami. Elle rencontre Blaise, la quarantaine, tout juste embauché comme moniteur de voile. Camille et ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: summer camp, opposites attract, unlikely couple, love affair, couple relations, teenage life, rebelliousness, dangerous attraction, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Girl from the Chartreuse (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Eva and her mother have a very positive CHILD-TO-CHILD-RELATION. The mother is incapable of mature behaviour when problems arise. When the mother forgets to fetch Eva at school in her car, Eva does not know the way home. Panicking and ...
Style: serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: family relations, mountain, mute or deaf, dealing with death, writer's life, single parent, school, parents and children, hospital, siblings relations, mountaineer, mountain climbing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, breakup, couple relations, workplace, couples, theater, love and romance, family problems, boss and employee, friendship, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.4
 44
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
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Henri (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The meeting of two lonely, marginal souls. There is Henri, a man in his 50s, limp, resigned, somewhat alcoholic. And Rosette, a (slightly) retarded woman who dreams of love, sexuality, normality
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: mentally challenged, love and romance, unfulfillment, dull life, misfit, social misfits, looking for love, death of wife, loss of wife, hospital, handicapped, pigeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
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Freeway (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alex, 25 years old, lives a life divided between his custom car that he pampers to the point of insanity, his friends, his girlfriend, whose baby girl he had under duress, and his job as a forklift operator. An exclusive passion, with its rituals ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: life turned upside down, couples, moral dilemma, couple relations, hit and run, family crisis, friendship, male female relationship, family problems, disorder, family in crisis, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Tomorrow at Dawn (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mathieu, a piano virtuoso, goes home to help his brother Paul to take care of their sick mother. Paul is into reenacting old battles, dressing up and getting into character, even dueling if necessary. Mathieu gets involved in this world and play ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: obsession, family relations, role playing, brother brother relationship, revenge, duel, honor, pianist, friendship, rivalry, siblings relations, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
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41%
Journey to the West (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A Buddhist monk walks barefoot and incredibly slowly through Marseille – so slowly, that his progress is barely perceptible and he becomes a calming influence in the midst of the town’s goings-on.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, experimental ...
Plot: clergy, solitude, monk, self discovery, introspection, journey, buddhist monk, urban, no dialogue
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: marseille, france, french riviera, europe
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41%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
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Nana (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Nana is 4 years old and lives in a stone house beyond the forest. Back from school, a late afternoon, all she finds is silence in the house. A journey into the darkness of her childhood. The world from her height.
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, fairy tale ...
Plot: solitude, countryside, coming of age, babies and infants, youth, loneliness, child, massacre, pig, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
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Anna M. (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Anna, a somewhat introverted woman, becomes obsessed with the orthopedic surgeon who helped with her recuperation following a car accident. Incorrectly believing the love to be reciprocated, she embarks on several attempts to try and stay in touch ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, stalking, obsession, mental illness, doctors and patients, doctor, hate, hopes, couples, breakup, family relations, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family in crisis, cancer, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
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Three Worlds (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Al, a young man from a modest background is about to marry his boss’ daughter, along with succeeding him as the head of a car dealership. One night, while coming back from his bachelor party, he is guilty of a hit-and-run accident, urged by his ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: witnessing a crime, moral dilemma, society, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, illegal immigrant, hit and run, manslaughter, rivalry, misfit, immigrants, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
You Can't Write a Letter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julien and Nina sign a pact with the universe: they must enjoy life, whatever the cost. Will that decision lead them to happiness, or to their disappearance?
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, offbeat
Plot: terminal illness, optimism, couples, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, sister sister relationship, love, death, unfulfillment, male nudity, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.9
 144
MDs (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Medicine could be a lucrative business if it weren't for all those sick people. So goes the motto of the mega-sized, mega-frugal HMO that runs Mission General Hospital in San Francisco, where two renegade doctors bend the rules and find the ...
Style: serious, humorous, realistic, medical drama
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace, fighting the system, workplace situations, doctors and patients, medicine, buddies, power relations, boss and employee, patient, medical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%