- Pelle the Conqueror
name = Pelle the Conqueror
caption= original Swedish movie poster
imdb_id = 0093713
Max von Sydow Pelle Hvenegaard Erik Paaske Björn Granath
released = flagicon|Sweden
25 December, 1987
26 December, 1987
21 December, 1988
runtime = 157 min
language = Danish
"Pelle the Conqueror" ( _da. Pelle Erobreren; _sv. Pelle Erövraren) is a
1987 filmby Bille Augustthat tells the story of two Swedish immigrants to Denmark, a father and son, who try to build a new life for themselves. It stars Pelle Hvenegaardas the young Pelle, with Max von Sydowas his father.
ummary of plot
Based upon the famous 1910
novelby Danish writer Martin Andersen Nexø, the film is set in the end of the 19th century. A boat filled with emigrantsfrom Swedenarrives at the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who have moved to Denmark to find work after the death of Pelle's mother. They find employment at a large farm, but find themselves treated as the lowest form of life. It is only as Pelle starts to speak Danish that he begins to gain in confidence, but is still discriminated against as a foreigner. But neither boy nor father is willing to give up their dream of finding a better life than that which they left in Sweden.
Actors and production
The movie also stars
Erik Paaske, Björn Granathand Morten Jørgensen. It was a co-production between companies in Denmarkand Sweden, with the screenplay adapted by Bille August, Per Olov Enquist, Janus Billeskov Jansen, Max Lundgrenand Bjarne Reuterfrom the 1910 novel of the same name by Martin Andersen Nexø. This adaptation was directed by August, with a score composed by Stefan Nilsson.
"Pelle the Conqueror" won the
Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, 1988; it was submitted to the Academy by the Danish government, giving Denmark its second consecutive win after " Babette's Feast". Max von Sydow was nominated for, but did not win, the Academy Award for Best Actor. The film also won the " Palme d'Or" at the Cannes Film Festival(1988) and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It was listed in " The New York Times Guide to the Best 1000 Movies Ever Made" the same year.
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