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Pelle the Conqueror
When PELLE THE CONQUERER was released in 1987, it took the festival and awards circuit by storm, sweeping up almost every major prize, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Lasse (Max von Sydow in an Oscar-nominated performance), 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.
DIRECTED BY BILLE AUGUST
DENMARK AND SWEDEN | 1987 | DANISH & SWEDISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
STARRING MAX VON SYDOW