Movies like Pelle the Conqueror

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Pelle the Conqueror
Original name: Pelle Erobreren
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest form of life. Pelle starts to speak Danish but is still harassed as a foreigner. But none of them wants to give up their dream of finding a better life than the life they left in Sweden.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, stylized, serious, melancholic, gloomy, realistic, bleak, touching, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, father son relationship, farm, island, death, tragedy, love, parents and children, down on your luck, loneliness, working class, culture clash, character study, coming of age, youth, childhood, redemption, mentor, society, father-son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), family drama, catastrophe, vengeance, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out reflective, talky, enigmatic and melancholic films with plots about culture clash, loneliness, runaway, mentor, family relations, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pelle the Conqueror: Mamma Roma (1962), The Promise (1996), The Edge of Heaven (2007), Time Out (2001), Fanny and Alexander (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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