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Pelle the Conqueror (1987)

11 12/25/1987 (US) Drama 2h 37m


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.

  1. Bille August

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Martin Andersen Nexø


  3. Per Olov Enquist


  4. Bjarne Reuter


Top Billed Cast

  1. Pelle Hvenegaard

    Pelle Hvenegaard


  2. Max von Sydow

    Max von Sydow


  3. Erik Paaske

    Erik Paaske

    Forvalter / Foreman

  4. Björn Granath

    Björn Granath


  5. Kristina Törnqvist

    Kristina Törnqvist


  6. Astrid Villaume

    Astrid Villaume

    Fru Kongstrup / Mrs. Kongstrup

  7. Axel Strøbye

    Axel Strøbye


  8. Sofie Gråbøl

    Sofie Gråbøl

    Jomfru Sine / Miss Sine

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Pelle the Conqueror
Pelle the Conqueror

Original Title Pelle Erobreren

Status Released

Original Language Danish

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