1987• Drama •2h23
The end of the 19th century. 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. But none of them wants to give up their dream.
Director: Bille August
Languages: Swedish, Danish
1989: Academy Awards (Best foreign film)
1989: Golden Globes (Best foreign film)
1989: Festival de Cannes (Palme d'Or)
« Bille August's ''Pelle the Conqueror'' is not for people who prefer to take showers. It's for the person who likes to get into a movie as if it were a long hot bath. To hurry it would be to miss its method and its point. » - NY Times