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Custody (2017)
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Custody (2017)
Original name: Jusqu'à la garde
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody to her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers abused. Taken as a hostage between his parents, Julien Besson will do everything to prevent the worst from happening.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, disturbing
Plot: custody battle, parent child relationship, child custody, husband wife relationship, lawyer, police, lie, boy, father son relationship, divorced parents, child, divorce, 11 year old, abusive father, dancing, school, violence, food, family relations, train, hospital, running, sister sister relationship, gun, domestic violence ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013
Place: france

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Sorry We Missed You (2019)
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Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
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Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, manhattan, new york city
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, touching, melancholic
Plot: alzheimer's disease, grandmother granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, blizzard, memory loss, drinking alcohol, prayer, lie, drinking, apology, snow, self discovery ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 113 min.
Story: Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
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Charter (2020)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: sincere, realistic, touching, captivating, serious
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Genre: Drama
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 6.5
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Style: depressing, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
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44%
 6.7
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43%
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