Pelle the Conqueror

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.
Director: Bille August
Sales: Danish Film Institute
Cast: Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow, Erik Paaske, Björn Granath, Astrid Villaume, Axel Strøbye, Troels Asmussen, Kristina Törnqvist
Original title: Pelle eroberen
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Year of production: 1987
Length (min): 157
Language: Danish, Finnish, Swedish
Subtitles: English, Czech
Section: Profile: Bille August
Sponsors: Dánské velvyslanectví

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