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Pelle the Conqueror

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Hailed as "Wonderful" by Leonard Maltin, this winner of the 1987 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film follows the epic journey of a Father and son who leave their native Sweden to try to find a better life in Denmark. But they discover even harsher conditions upon their arrival in the new land, as they can only find work on a large farm run by an unsympathetic philanderer. Starring Max Von Sydow in his Oscar nominated performance for Best Actor, Pelle the Conqueror is a remarkable tale of passion, pain and the extraordinary triumph of the human spirit.


Studio Trinity Home Entertainmen
SKU 202945627
UPC 692865146339
UPC 14 00692865146339
Format DVD
Release Date 10/24/2006
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
Name Von Sydow,Max
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Cast & Crew
Bille August - Director
Bille August, et. al. - Writer
Bjorn Granath - Actor
Erik Paaske - Actor
Janus Billeskov Jansen - Editor
Jorgen Persson - Cinematographer
Max von Sydow - Actor
Pelle Hvenegaard - Actor
Per Holst - Producer
Stefan Nilsson - Original Music By
Winner (1989) Oscar, Pelle the Conqueror, Best Foreign Language Film
Nominee (1989) Oscar, Max von Sydow , Best Actor in a Leading Role
Review If Bille August ever made a great film in his entire life, this is it. His 1987 release, Pelle Erobreren (Pelle The Conqueror), captured the hearts of many with a simplistic story filled with a profound meaning in life and its tribulations. This film won a duly deserved Oscar for Best Foreign Film, and also scored a deserving Best Actor nomination for Max Von Sydow, who arguably gives out the performance of his lifelong career.
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review There were immigrants to America who thought the streets would be paved with gold. Lasse Karlsson, a middle-aged farmhand from Sweden, has more modest hopes as he sails with his young son to Denmark in the early years of this century. In Denmark, he says, they will drink coffee in bed on Sunday mornings, and eat roast pork with raisins for Sunday dinner. He cradles his son, Pelle, in his arms as their little passenger vessel noses into a small harbor, where disappointment sets in almost at once.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Actor Von Sydow,Max
Label Trinity Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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