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An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)
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An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)
Original name: Epizoda u životu berača željeza
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Slovenia, Italy
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Senada is 31 and she lives in Poljice neighborhood in Lukavac municipality with her partner and two daughters. She is pregnant with her third child for approximately five months. Since she didn’t have health insurance, she does not go to the doctor’s. When she started bleeding, she goes to the hospital. The doctor told Senada that she needs an emergency surgery and she needs to pay 500 EUR. Without a health insurance card and without money, Senada returns home.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, cinema verite
Plot: pregnancy, life is a bitch, family problems, misfit, family relations, parents and children, social misfits, family in crisis, realism, race against time, society, money raising, poverty, husband wife relationship, money problems, hospital, family, gypsy, social problems, marital problem, illness, kids and family, relationship problems, financial problem, child illness ...
Place: europe, bosnia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, society, parents and children, family in crisis and misfit mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker: Our Life (2010), The Way Out (2014), Fifteen and Pregnant (1998), Where God Left His Shoes (2007), Just the Wind (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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The Way Out (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Way Out tells a story of a young Romani couple, Zaneta and David, the parents of little Janicka. Their efforts to live a decent and dignified life run up against the "Romani social trap," which is racism, the society's prejudices, ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, central europe
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Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Where God Left His Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, gloomy
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Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, family relations, realism, misfit, social misfits, youth, culture clash, parents and children, society, resilience, single mother, discrimination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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Just the Wind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, bleak, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
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Duration: 92 min.
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Empire of Dirt (2013)
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Country: Canada
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Jaffa (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Israel, France
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, emotional, bleak ...
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37%
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36%
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Edi (2002)
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
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Life in a Fishbowl (2014)
Genre: Drama
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Bad Girl (2012)
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34%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, suspense, gloomy ...
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34%
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Second Coming (2014)
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Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
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Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching, art house ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Genre: Drama
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32%