Pelle The Conqueror | Pelle Erobreren

1987 | 157 minutes | Drama
3.4 out of 5 stars

Director: Bille August
Written by: Martin Andersen Nexø (novel), Bille August (screenplay)
Stars: Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow, Erik Paaske

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 neither of them wants to give up on their dream of finding a better life than the one they left in Sweden.