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Foreign Body (2016)
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Foreign Body (2016)
Original name: Corps étranger
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the turbulent aftermath of the Tunisian revolution, young Samia flees her homeland. She braves hostile seas in the crossing to France, but once there she finds that her struggles have only just begun. With no friends, no family, and — most crucially — no immigration papers, Samia has to figure out how to make a life and a living in a foreign land. She meets a young man, Imed, and soon finds work in the employ of the elegant Leila. But her presence in Leila's middle-class household triggers a shift in its dynamics, and soon Samia is enmeshed in a web of sexual tension.
Plot: female director, restaurant, photograph, job seeking, widow, immigrants, death of brother, illegal immigrant, belly dancing, drinking alcohol, telephone call, underwater scene, accusation, woman slaps man

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and sentimental films with plots about female director, female nudity, immigrants, telephone call, restaurant, family relations and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Musical and Romance genres. Some movies like Foreign Body: We the Coyotes (2018), Amreeka (2009), Anonymes (2009), El jardín del Edén (1994), Elisa K (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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We the Coyotes (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Amanda and Jake are in love and want to start a new life in Los Angeles. Will they make the right decisions? The first 24 hours of their new life take them all around the city, bringing them more surprises and frustrations than expected.
Plot: female director, job seeking, beach, coyote, rap, bookstore, underwater scene, telephone conversation, aunt, cafe, telephone call, one day time span ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 4K
Amreeka (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Kuwait, Jordan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi (Melkar Muallem), divorcée Muna Farah (Nisreen Faour) leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois -- just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, single parent, job seeking, starting over, culture clash, social relations, society, hopes, family in crisis, financial problem, family relations, palestinian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: illinois, usa, palestine, israel
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84%
 6.3
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Anonymes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Switzerland, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager unwittingly reveals a terrible family secret to her new neighbors.
Style: serious, sincere, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, self discovery, family relations, hopes, mother daughter relationship, society, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
El jardín del Edén (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Canada, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Looking for a better destiny for their lives, a group of people arrives to Tijuana, in the Mexico-USA borderline. A widow and her children, a chicano woman without a firm identity, a "gringa" writer fascinated with Mexico and her hermit ...
Plot: female director, mexican immigrant, mexican american border, illegal immigration, tourist, american tourist, immigrants, u.s. mexico border, peasant, american, mexican border, photographer ...
Place: tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 5.8
 216
Elisa K (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Elisa (Claudia Pons) lives with her father (Hans Richter) in Spain following the breakup of her parents. Elisa goes to a fair with her father, and meets one of his friends (Jordi Gracia), a successful jeweler. Days later, a change ...
Plot: female director, ferris wheel, amusement park, school, restaurant, child rape, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Assam Garden (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An insecure, aggressive widow of a tea garden manager reluctantly develops an affectionate relationship with an Indian housewife and her family.
Style: meditative
Plot: female director, widow, loss, garden, culture clash, friendship, redheaded woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Satin Rouge (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, Lilia's life revolves solely around her teenage daughter, Salma. Whilst looking for Salma late one night, Lilia stumbles upon a belly dance cabaret and though initially reserved and taken aback by the culture of ...
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cabaret, nightclub, starting over, fall in love, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family relations, destructive relationship, parents and children, couples, family problems, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Tate's Voyage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tate, a young and crooked businessman, thinks he can get rich quick by buying a Russian freighter in the port of Rotterdam. This turns out to be a fiasco because the ship has been arrested, the freight has been sealed by the customs and the crew has ...
Plot: female director, immigrants, suicide, hospital, ship, girlfriend, nurse, cargo ship, harbor, compassion
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 75
Limbo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: LIMBO is set in a small town in rural Denmark, teenager Sara and young teacher Karen develop a connection. A quiet drama interested as much in the lives of its female protagonists as their surroundings.
Plot: female director, school, car accident, school teacher, machismo, femininity
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Flowers for Fannie (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Fannie Fairchild locked up her heart when her beloved George was killed in the Great War. But now she faces her own mortality and realizes that she has no one to maintain her grave with flowers.
Style: spiritual
Plot: female director, fiancee, generation, faith, faith based, widow, wedding, death, christianity, multiple time frames
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Workers, Peasants (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A group of men and women have been brought together after World War II, when Italy regained its national and territorial unity. They make up a primitive community which seeks to erase not only the distress created by the war but also the hardships ...
Style: light
Plot: female director, classroom, runaway, winter, snow, tree, widow, fascist, reading, class struggle, beating, prodigal son ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Beware of My Love (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Muriel, a writer nearing 50 whose older lover won't live with her in Paris, meets a man on a train - Samuel, an Arab. He's attracted to her and pursues her, dropping in, asserting himself. She's willing to connect. He's ...
Plot: female director, passion, train, police, musician, obsession, dinner, blindfold, single woman, danger, bare breasts, erection ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Different Way (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hannah is a young woman who lives on her own. She starts to get this feeling that she is being watched. The phone starts ringing at night and when she answers, no one is there. Is she imagining everything or is it for real?
Plot: female director, immigrants, feminist, animal rights, vegan, skinhead, muslim, party, poem, female protagonist, female nudity, female full frontal nudity ...
Place: copenhagen denmark, eastern europe, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Team Hurricane (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A punk chick flick about teen girls that mixes highly stylized fictional elements with documentary material: loneliness, pussy-power, Kawaii, electric green, hentai, graffiti, vibrators, friendship, teddy bears, resting bitch face, ART, fire, fear, ...
Plot: female director, teenage girl, female nudity, scandinavian girl, teenager, group of teenagers
Place: scandinavia, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Martha... Martha (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having received a frosty reception when visiting her parents, Martha drags her husband Reymond and infant daughter Lise to Spain, to renew her acquaintance with her estranged sister Marie. After a quarrel, Marthe and her family return to France, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious
Plot: family reunited, family relations, dysfunctional family, depression, sister sister relationship, mother child relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, female director, visit, drinking alcohol, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Inheritance (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Palestinian family living in the north of Galilee gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters, as war rages between Israel and Lebanon. Internal conflicts explode between the family - secrets are revealed and lies are unmasked. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, family problems, life is a bitch, love and romance, human nature, wartime life, family life, family gatherings, bittersweet, family in crisis, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 1K
Sicily! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Plot: female director
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 125
Twiggy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Sarah seems to have the world at her feet. She's young, bright, pretty, free spirited yet hard working, with a real passion for life. Then, in just one day, she loses her job, is told she will have to move out of her apartment, and discovers ...
Plot: female director, young woman, midwife, fainting, birth, illegitimate child, modern art, job seeking, childbirth, unwanted pregnancy, pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy ...
Place: marseille, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tar Angel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Newly-arrived Ahmed tries to integrate his family to the canadian society, while attempting to control his son's life orientation.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, tense, thought provoking ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: algeria, canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Angel Face (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A single mother abandons her 8-year-old daughter after meeting someone in a nightclub.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, single mother, sea, seaside, female director, ice cream, diving, cigarette smoking, little girl, supermarket, bathtub, postcard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 279
Up to Date (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American journalist works for a French newspaper. He is writing an article about the reaction against people with AIDS, without knowing he is infected too. Once he finds out, he decides to cut off himself leaving his wife and daughter.
Plot: female director, aids, journalism, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 124
Deux fois (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Deux fois is a 1968 experimental film by Jackie Raynal. Raynal stars in the film, her first as a director; she had previously worked for several years as a film editor, most notably for films in Éric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales" series ...
Style: avant garde, experimental
Plot: female director, breasts, urination, feminist, very little dialogue
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Future of Emily (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Emily, a child, stays with her bourgeois grandparents during frequent periods when her mother makes films. Isabelle wraps a picture, flies to her childhood home to pick up Emily, and plans to leave for her place in France. Old wounds between ...
Plot: female director, witch, hotel, fisherman, house, fish, news report, child, autograph, unwed mother, mother daughter relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Place: germany, normandy, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Parental Guidance (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: A ten year old girl is received by her aunt because of her mother's confinement to a mental hospital. But the aunt lives with a man, Jean-Pierre, who seems to be a little too nice with the girl...
Plot: underage girl, female director, elevator, rap, bus, male nudity, petition, xenophobia, large breasts, watching porn, neighbor neighbor relationship, playing guitar ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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33%
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Riviera (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Beautiful and young, Stella is a popular go-go dancer living alone with her mother by the French Riviera. Their lives unravel when a middle-age man becomes obsessed with Stella.
Plot: female director, panties, pink panties, mini skirt, female nudity, struggle, swimming pool
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Human Zoo (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Marseille, the young Serbian-Albanian Adria Shala is an illegal immigrant traumatized by her past. Every now and then Adria recalls her life in Kosovo, when she was saved from rape by a deserter called Srdjan Vasiljevic in 1999. They move to ...
Plot: rape, escape, betrayal, female director, injury, immigrants, mistress, assassin, sex scene, female nudity, violence, tied feet ...
Place: serbia, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Death of Empedocles (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Film adaptation by Straub and Huillot of Hölderlin's 1798 tragedy on the symbolic death of Empedoclus, the legislator in Ancient Greece.
Plot: female director, filmed play, communism, utopia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Cold Sassy Tree (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Handsome May-December romantic drama set in a sleepy Southern town at the turn of the century. An independent lady from up North causes a scandal when she decides to wed the local general-store owner just three weeks after he's been widowed.
Style: nostalgic
Plot: romance, female director, department store, south, love, small town, americana, age difference, community, male female relationship, son, widow
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 1K
Bolivia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A Bolivian immigrant working illegally as a cook in a small restaurant in Buenos Aires suffers abuse and discrimination from its customers.
Style: atmospheric, rough, gloomy, sincere, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, unemployment, racism, bar, restaurant, cafe, down on your luck, culture clash, society, social misfits, misfit, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, argentina, bolivia, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 756
Sofia (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Qatar, Belgium, Morocco
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Sofia, 20, lives with her parents in Casablanca. Suffering from pregnancy denial, she finds herself breaking the law by giving birth to a baby out of wedlock. The hospital gives her 24 hours to provide the father's papers before informing the ...
Plot: female director, baby, newborn, hospital, police officer, cousin cousin relationship, sea, pregnant woman, birth, newborn baby, telephone call, 20 year old ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%