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The Sea Is Behind (2014)
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The Sea Is Behind (2014)
Original name: Al Bahr Min Ouaraikoum
Genre: Drama
Country: Morocco, France, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tarik lives in a land without colour, a land where water is contaminated by a strange phenomenon of “water bugs”. Tarik wears make-up and dresses up as a woman. He dances on a cart that is drawn by a dying horse and his father has practically abandoned him. One day, Tarik’s horse Larbi stops in the middle of a procession and refuses to take another step forward. Tarik will have to learn to live again and surrender to the colours of his life, which is the only way to escape the dullness of the world around him.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, gloomy
Plot: transvestism, performer's life, social misfits, family relations, misfit, society, gays and lesbians, family in crisis, gender, bittersweet
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: morocco

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Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
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Something in the Way (2013)
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Duration: 89 min.
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3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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The Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young man stands in front of a mirror. The night belongs to him. Every evening, he appraises his appearance, attired in a new shirt, leaves his apartment and waits in a poorly lit alleyway for his johns. One night he meets a female prostitute of ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 98 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
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Place: germany, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tells the story of seven Iranian transgender individuals living in Tehran who live pieces of their own lives on the screen.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, touching
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