PELLE THE CONQUEROR

Directed by Bille August
  • Denmark and Sweden / 
  • 1987 / 
  • Danish & Swedish with English subtitles / 
  • 157 min
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Screenings

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Laemmle's Town Center 5 Encino California March 15, 2017
Laemmle Royal Los Angeles California March 15, 2017
Laemmle's Playhouse 7 Pasadena California March 15, 2017
Tower Theater Miami Florida March 13, 2017
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago Illinois April 21, 2017
Webster Univ. Film Series St. Louis Missouri April 28, 2017
ACME Screening Room Lambertville New Jersey March 11, 2017
The Screen Santa Fe New Mexico March 3, 2017
Mountain Theater Hunter New York March 31, 2017
Cinema Arts Centre Huntington New York March 19, 2017
Film Forum New York New York February 24, 2017
Cleveland Cinemateque Cleveland Ohio March 26, 2017
International House Philadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania May 5, 2017
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Winchester Winchester Virginia March 5, 2017
Olympia Film Festival Olympia Washington March 16, 2017
"In Bille August's "Pelle the Conqueror," Max von Sydow is so astoundingly evocative that he makes your bones ache."
– Hal Hinson, The Washington Post
"The von Sydow performance is in a category by itself. It is another highlight in an already extraordinary career, and quite unlike anything that American audiences have seen him do to date."
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times
"[T]he film is a towering achievement, grueling in its portrayal of a harsh existence yet ultimately an exhilarating experience unlikely to be forgotten."
– Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

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.

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