The 1988 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language and The Grand Prix Award winner at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, Pelle the Conqueror is about the course each man must steer in following his dreams. Drunken and defiant laborer Lasse Karlsson (a transcendent Max Von Sydow) and his young son Pelle (Pelle Hevenegaard) migrate from Sweden to Denmark in search of farm work. They find it -- along with much more than they bargained for -- on the Kongstrup farm. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Max von Sydow magnificently plays a certain type of Scandinavian man, maybe his best film of the ones I've seen. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2003 by Professor Joseph L. McCauley
The story behind this movie was very touching. My Great-Great Grandfather went AWOL and came to America about the time this movie is set. Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2003 by Amazon Customer
a very good story and well acted I would highly recomend itPublished on April 21 2001 by patrick murphy