Pelle the conqueror

Pelle the conqueror

Pelle erobreren

DVD - 2004 | Swedish
Average Rating:
Rate this:
A boat filled with Swedish immigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm at the end of the 19th Century. Lasse and his son Pelle find work on a farm, but are treated very poorly. Pelle is determined to make a better life.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2004]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Pelle erobreren


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Feb 18, 2015

This is a 1987 Danish-Swedish drama co-written and directed by Bille August.
Based upon the famous 1910 novel of the same name by Danish writer Martin Andersen Nexø, it tells the story of two Swedish immigrants to Denmark, a father and son, who try to build a new life for themselves.
Set in the late 1850s and early 1860s, a boat filled with emigrants from Sweden arrives at the Danish island of Bornholm.
Among them are Lasse Karlsson and his son Pelle who have moved to Denmark from southern Sweden to find work after the death of Pelle's mother.
They find employment at a large farm, but find themselves treated as the lowest form of life.
Discriminated as a foreigner, neither boy nor father is willing to give up their dream of finding a better life than that which they left in Sweden.
Both struggle in the harsh working conditions.
Nonetheless, this remarkable tale of the losers would impress you with passion, pain and the extraordinary triumph of the human spirit.


Add a Summary

Mar 19, 2012

A Swedish man and his son, Pelle, travel to Denmark in the hope of finding work and a better life. Pelle is inspired by the people he comes to know and realizes that to make his dreams come true, he must set out on a path of his own.
Max Von Sydow, Pelle Hvenegaard, Erik Paaske, Bjorn Granath, Axel Strobye. In Danish with English subtitles
Based on the novel by Martin Andersen Nexo .
Miramax Films in cooperation with Svensk Filmindustri, The Danish Film Institute, The Swedish Film Institute


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SMCL

To Top