Pelle Erobreren

Pelle Erobreren

Pelle the conqueror

DVD - 2017 | Danish | 30th anniversary restoration., Widescreen edition.
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A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest form of life. Pelle starts to speak Danish but is still harassed as a foreigner.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Film Movement, [2017]
Edition: 30th anniversary restoration., Widescreen edition.
Branch Call Number: DVD Danish PEL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (150 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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kpelish
Jul 16, 2018

Nails the immigrant experience, and also the challenges of fatherhood when the father is older, impoverished, and yet still a dreamer. Both leads turn in excellent, subtle performances.

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mikeedm
Apr 15, 2018

Long but well worth watching. This film is most definitely a classic that will stand the test of time.

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gloogai
Nov 15, 2017

Long and depressing, but well-made and worthwhile.

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garycornell
Feb 26, 2015

"pelle Erobreren" is one of Max von Sydow's finest movies. He shares the movie credits with Pelle, Hvenegaard (yes, he has the same name as the authors original lead character). I loved this movie so much it made me sad to see it end. It is such a touching movie and I was never bothered that it was in the Danish Language and with subtitles. One of the best Five Star movies I have ever watched.

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