Pelle the Conqueror


2h 30m 1987

Brief Synopsis

In the 19th century, a Swedish father and son leave their native land for Denmark in search of work and a better life.

Film Details

Also Known As
Pelle Erobreren, Pelle Erovraren, Pelle el conquistador, Pelle le conquérant
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Foreign
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1987
Distribution Company
FILM MOVEMENT/MIRAMAX; MIRAMAX
Location
Copenhagen, Denmark; Sjaelland, Denmark; Bornholm, Denmark

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 30m

Synopsis

Lasse, 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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Pelle Erobreren, Pelle Erovraren, Pelle el conquistador, Pelle le conquérant
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Foreign
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1987
Distribution Company
FILM MOVEMENT/MIRAMAX; MIRAMAX
Location
Copenhagen, Denmark; Sjaelland, Denmark; Bornholm, Denmark

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 30m

Award Wins

Best Foreign Language Film

1987

Award Nominations

Best Actor

1987
Max Von Sydow

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 21, 1988

Released in United States December 23, 1988

Re-released in United States February 24, 2017

Released in United States March 17, 2017

Released in United States on Video June 21, 1989

Released in United States 1988

Released in United States November 1988

Released in United States November 20, 1988

Released in United States July 1989

Shown at New York Film Festival September 30 & October 1, 1988.

Shown at Nordic Film Days Lubeck, West Germany November 3-6, 1988.

Shown at London Film Festival November 20, 1988.

Shown at Wellington Film Festival July 7-22, 1989.

Began shooting July 14, 1986.

Completed shooting November 19, 1986.

Released in United States Winter December 21, 1988

Released in United States December 23, 1988 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States March 17, 2017

Released in United States on Video June 21, 1989

Released in United States 1988 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 30 & October 1, 1988.)

Released in United States November 1988 (Shown at Nordic Film Days Lubeck, West Germany November 3-6, 1988.)

Released in United States November 20, 1988 (Shown at London Film Festival November 20, 1988.)

Re-released in United States February 24, 2017 (New York)

English dubbed version available

The Country of Denmark

Released in United States July 1989 (Shown at Wellington Film Festival July 7-22, 1989.)