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Abuse of Weakness (2013)
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Abuse of Weakness (2013)
Original name: Abus de faiblesse
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a brain hemorrhage, Maud, a filmmaker, wakes up one morning in a half-dead body that has left her hemiplegic and facing inevitable solitude. Bedridden but determined to pursue her latest film project, she discovers Vilko, a con man who swindles celebrities, on a TV talk show. He is arrogant, magnetic and mesmerizing. Maud wants him for her new film. They meet. He sticks around. He swindles her, too, borrowing astronomical sums of money. He takes everything but gives her joy, a family. This film tells the story of the abuse of weakness to which Maud falls victim.
Style: serious, suspenseful, sincere, realistic
Plot: paralysis, weakness, cons and scams, dishonesty, criminal, female protagonist, epilepsy, anguish, performer's life, suburbs, artists and showbiz, denial, female director, thief, money, con artists, friendship, obsession, hospital, telephone, restaurant, beach, driver, divorce, theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: belgium, brussels

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about dishonesty, family relations, cons and scams, crimes, female director, crime and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Abuse of Weakness: Comedy of Power (2006), Cool Money (2005), Private Property (2006), In His Hands (2005), Night Run (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Comedy of Power (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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95%
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Cool Money (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Charismatic thief Bobby Comfort escapes from prison, clears himself of all charges, and returns to a home life he finds unsatisfying. Though he is devoted to his wife and daughter, his old life comes calling, both figuratively and literally, in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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Private Property (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Since Luc granted a divorce to Pascale ten years ago, he paid generous alimony and left a fine country house as long as their twin sons remain at home. Pascale always acted as if she was the provider and head of the household, even now the ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, breakup, couples, family life, impossible love, love triangle, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, starting over, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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70%
 6.3
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In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Night Run (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dennis is a taxi driver trying to start out his own company. One day, he gets the opportunity to buy a scarce and expensive but lucrative license.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: taxi, family relations, cons and scams, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, once in a lifetime opportunity, siblings relations, crime, taxi driver
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Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Charlie Says (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The seemingly separate lives of a group of men intersect entwining the fates of each of them over the course of a week.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, love affair, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, infidelity, teachers and students, betrayal, celebrity culture, social relations, human nature, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
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Trust Me (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mari is a talented but insecure chef who dreams of running her own restaurant. She goes through a challenging professional time, taking orders from an authoritarian boss who inhibits her talent. One day she meets Caio, a charming young man who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, realistic
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Genre: Drama
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Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dormant Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, contemplative
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
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Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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51%
 5.9
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Sand Dollars (2014)
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Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: love and romance, moral dilemma, gays and lesbians, cons and scams, society, rich and poor, dishonesty, island, gender, power relations, sexual content, female director ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
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Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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38%
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37%
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35%
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35%
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