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Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle Erobreren) (1987)

Pelle the Conqueror
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(59 ratings)
7.9 IMDB rating
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Max von Sydow Max von Sydow
Lassefar
Erik Paaske Erik Paaske
Forvalter / Foreman
Astrid Villaume Astrid Villaume
Fru Kongstrup / Mrs. Kongstrup
Axel Strøbye Axel Strøbye
Kongstrup
Troels Asmussen Troels Asmussen
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Martin Andersen Nexø Martin Andersen Nexø
(novel)
Bille August Bille August
screenplay


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10 years, 3 months ago at Jul 4 21:57
Sometimes I stumble on a movie which all of the sudden turns out to be a real masterpiece. Pelle the Conqueror really surprised me – touching story told in a unique way. Pelle is a boy from Sweden who immigrates to Denmark with his dad after the death of his mother. They are both full of hope – hope for a new beginning – and there is a scene in the boat on which Pelle wants to hear over and ... read more
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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.
Release date: 21 December 1988
UPC: 013131126693
Tags: Drama (6), Poverty (4), Coming Of Age (3), Denmark (3), Sweden (3), Abuse (3), Family (3), 1987 (3), Labour (2), 80's (2), Palme D'or (2), Oscar Winner (2), 1980s (2), Foreign (2), Cannes (1), HQ (1), International (1), 1980's (1), Life In Later Years (1), Life (1)
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