Original title: Pelle the Conqueror Director: Bille August Cast: Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow, Erik Paaske, Björn Granath, Astrid Villaume, Axel Strøbye, Troels Asmussen, Kristina Törnqvist Country: Denmark, Sweden Year of production: 1987 Length (min): 157 Language: Danish, Finnish, Swedish Subtitles: English, Czech Sales: Danish Film Institute Section: Profile: Bille August Sponsors: Dánské velvyslanectví
Lasse and Pelle – a father and son – are Swedish emigrants who come to find a new life in Denmark after the death of their wife and mother. Since Lasse is old, he only gets a demanding job at farm where the course of the year is dictated by nature. A story of a man who can face life’s obstacles because his son's love keeps him afloat. Director Bille August's first triumph, which earned him a Palme d'Or in Cannes and an Oscar.