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Pelle the Conqueror [Blu-ray] [1987]

Release Date:05/30/2017

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    Special Features

    • Commentary by FIlm Scholar Peter Cowie
    • New Essay by Terrence Rafferty


    Pelle the Conqueror
    Long but rewarding, the Danish-Swedish Pelle the Conqueror is based on the early passages of Martin Andersen Nexø's four-volume novel. Pelle (Pelle Hvengaard) is the son of a 19th-century Swedish farmer (Max Von Sydow). Seeking escape from their poverty-stricken surroundings, father and son emigrate to Denmark. Upon arrival, however, they are treated like indentured servants, leading to a profound ideological turnaround for the impressionable Pelle. In the original novel, he ended up embracing Communism, but Nexø's political overtones are soft-pedalled in the film, which concentrates on the close, indestructible relationship between Pelle and his father. Directed by Bille August, Pelle the Conqueror won the 1988 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Max von Sydow
      Max von Sydow - Pappa Lasse
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      Pelle Hvenegaard - Pelle the Conqueror
    • Erik Paaske
      Erik Paaske - Farm Foreman
    • Bjorn Granath
      Bjorn Granath - Farmhand Erik
    • Axel Ströbye
      Axel Ströbye - Kongstrup

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