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Pelle and his father Lasse are tired of the hard life that they face in Sweden in the late 1800s, so they decide to take a risk and go to Denmark with a group of immigrants. The sea voyage leaves them weak, and when they arrive, they are not given the warm welcome that they dreamed of. After a little while, though, they find work on a farm. Although the work is hard and the pay is minimal, they are glad to have jobs, and though people treat them badly because they are foreign, Pelle is determined to thrive here.

| | 2 hr 40 min | 7.9/10
Max von Sydow, Pelle Hvenegaard, Erik Paaske, Bjorn Granath, Axel Strobye
HBO Video
Bille August
Danish, Swedish
Pelle the Conqueror

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