This Oscar®-winning drama follows a Swedish father and son escaping their impoverished life to make a new start in Denmark. Lasse (Max von Sydow), an elderly and widowed farmer, and his young son Pelle (Pelle Hvenegaard) join a boatload of immigrants to escape from rural Sweden to Denmark's Baltic island of Bornholm. It is ultimately their loving relationship that sustains them through a difficult year on a new farm. In addition to winning an Academy Award®, PELLE THE CONQUEROR garnered the Palme d'Or at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival and the 1989 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. (Note adapted from Film Movement.) DIR/SCR Bille August; SCR Per Olov Enquist, Bjarne Reuter, from the novel by Martin Andersen Nexø; PROD Per Holst. Denmark/Sweden, 1987, color, 157 min. In Scanian, Danish and Swedish with English subtitles. RATED PG-13

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157 Minutes
Drama, coming-of-age


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