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Pelle the Conqueror Movie

Movie Summary for Pelle the Conqueror


It costs to have a better life in this 80s movie - a man and son seeks a better life in another town.

Pelle the Conqueror DVD


Pelle (played by Pelle Hvenegaard) and his father Lasse (played by Max von Sydow), get onboard a boat from Sweden to find a better life in Denmark but discrimination awaits them in the movie Pelle the Conqueror.

In Denmark, life isnít easy for Pelle and his father Lasse in the movie Pelle the Conqueror. They are treated lower than dirt by the natives and have to do menial jobs in order to survive. No matter what they both go through, they are content that they have each other at the end of it all.


Pelle - Pelle Hvenegaard
Lassefar - Max von Sydow
Forvalter/Foreman - Erik Paaske
Erik - Bjorn Granath
Fru Kongstrup/Mrs. Kongstrup - Astrid Villaume
Kongstrup - Axel Strobye
Rud - Troels Asmussen
Anna - Kristina Tornqvist
Madam Olsen/Mrs. Olsen - Karen Wegener
Jomfru Sine/Miss Sine - Sofie Grabol
Niels Koller - Lars Simonsen
Ole Koller - Buster Larsen
SkolelArer/School teacher - John Wittig


Pelle the Conqueror received an Oscar Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Pelle the Conqueror was the second Danish Film to receive a Foreign Film Award.

Academy Awards:

Max Von Sydow won for Best Actor In A Leading Role for the role of Lasse Karlsson in Pelle the Conqueror.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Pelle the Conqueror was released to theatres on 12/21/1988 by Miramax, and grossed $2,053,931 at the box office in the US.

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