Pelle the Conqueror

Directed by Bille August
Bille August
Film Movement Classics
1987
150 Minutes
Denmark, Sweden
Danish, Swedish
Drama
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Stereo 2.0
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Synopsis

Lasse, an elderly and widowed farmer, and his young son Pelle, join a boat-load of immigrants to escape from impoverished rural Sweden to Denmark's Baltic island of Bornholm. They are employed at a large farm in Denmark, where they are treated as the lowest of the low. It is ultimately their loving relationship which sustains them through a difficult year.

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