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Messages from the Sea (2010)
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Messages from the Sea (2010)
Original name: رسائل البحر
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man witnesses the drastic changes in society as he goes back to the Alexandria of his youth.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, sincere, serious
Plot: society, fall in love, prostitute, homecoming, unfulfillment, speech impediment, friendship, homosexuality, misfit, love and romance, bittersweet, disintegration, unlikely couple, cause and meaning, urban, romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, egypt

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Paradise in Service (2014)
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Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 133 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
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Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
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Duration: 116 min.
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Duration: 47 min.
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