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Pelle the Conqueror ()

Pelle erobreren (original title)
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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... See more »

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Pelle
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Lassefar
Erik Paaske ...
Forvalter / Foreman
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Erik (as Bjørn Granath)
Astrid Villaume ...
Fru Kongstrup / Mrs. Kongstrup
Axel Strøbye ...
Kongstrup
Troels Asmussen ...
Rud
Kristina Törnqvist ...
Anna
Karen Wegener ...
Madam Olsen / Mrs. Olsen
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Jomfru Sine / Miss Sine
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Niels Køller
Buster Larsen ...
Ole Køller
John Wittig ...
Skolelærer / School teacher
Troels Munk ...
Læge / Doctor
Nis Bank-Mikkelsen ...
Præst / Clergyman
Lena-Pia Bernhardsson ...
Soen / The Sow (as Lena Pia Bernhardsson)
Anna Lise Hirsch Bjerrum ...
Karna
Vilhelm Weber ...
Karl på Stengården / Farmhand at Stengården
Merete Holst Hansen ...
Pige på Stengården / Servant girl at Stengården
Mogens Dester ...
Karl på Stengården / Farmhand at Stengården
Tine Stochholm ...
Pige på Stengården / Servant girl at Stengården
Finn Knygberg ...
Karl på Stengården / Farmhand at Stengården
Inge Marie From ...
Pige på Stengården / Servant girl at Stengården
Henrik Hansen ...
Karl på Stengården / Farmhand at Stengården
Jytte Strandberg ...
Pige på Stengården / Servant girl at Stengården
Jørgen Hansen ...
Karl på Stengården / Farmhand at Stengården
Nina Christoffersen ...
Pige på Stengården / Servant girl at Stengården
Finn Olsen ...
Karl på Stengården / Farmhand at Stengården
Lone Svendsen ...
Pige på Stengården / Servant girl at Stengården
Thyge Andersen ...
Karl på Stengården / Farmhand at Stengården
Birthe Jensen ...
Pige på Stengården / Servant girl at Stengården (as Birte Jensen)
Henning Franck Hansen ...
Skoleelev / Classmate
Thomas Hansen ...
Skoleelev / Classmate
Lars Petersen ...
Skoleelev / Classmate
Karen Bjørkøe ...
Skoleelev / Classmate
Espen Hegnet Knudsen ...
Skoleelev / Classmate
Sascha Lystrup Andersen ...
Skoleelev / Classmate
Jeppe Nicolaisen ...
Skoleelev / Classmate
Rikke Hacke ...
Skoleelev / Classmate
Oliver Grumme ...
Skoleelev / Classmate
Henriette Nielsen ...
Skoleelev / Classmate
Benjamin Holk Henriksen ...
Henrik Bodker - Skoleelev / Classmate
Henriette Nolsøe ...
Skoleelev / Classmate
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Nilen - Skoleelev / Classmate
Ingeborg Holten ...
Skoleelev / Classmate
David Heilman ...
Skoleelev / Classmate
Daniel Roosen ...
Skoleelev / Classmate
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Pelle (uncredited)
Kurt Frederiksen ...
Fisker / Fisherman (uncredited)
Morten Jørgensen ...
Landbrugselev / Farming trainee (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bille August

Written by

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Martin Andersen Nexø ... (novel)
 
Bille August ... (screenplay) &
Per Olov Enquist ... (screenplay) &
Bjarne Reuter ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Per Holst ... producer

Music by

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Stefan Nilsson

Cinematography by

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Jörgen Persson

Film Editing by

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Janus Billeskov Jansen

Editorial Department

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Lisbet Nielsen ... assistant editor
Michael Frank Nielsen ... color timer (as Michael Nielsen)
Martin Schmidt ... synchronization

Production Design by

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Anna Asp

Costume Design by

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Kicki Ilander

Makeup Department

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Malin Birch-Jensen ... assistant makeup artist
Kaj Grönberg ... makeup artist
Grethe Holleufer ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Lars Kolvig ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tove Berg ... assistant director
Mads Egmont Christensen ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Ole Bachmann ... carpenter
Ivar Baungaard ... property master
Jan Eriksson ... carpenter (as Jan-Erik Eriksson)
Magnus Magnusson ... property master
Thorkil Slebsager ... property master
Leif Stoltze ... carpenter
Bengt Svedberg ... carpenter
Simon Bang ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Jacob Wirth Carlsen ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Niels Arild ... sound
Lars Lund ... sound
Jérôme Lévy ... foley artist

Special Effects by

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Claus Bjerre ... special effects
Michael Kvium ... special effects
Kristian Lund ... special effects
Lasse Spang Olsen ... special effects

Stunts

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Lasse Spang Olsen ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Søren Berthelin ... assistant camera
Jan Guldbrandsen ... lighting technician
Kent Högberg ... lighting manager
Rolf Konow ... still photographer
Rolf Lindström ... camera operator
Eg Norre ... grip
Fritz Schrøder ... camera operator: second unit
Otto Stenov ... grip (as Otto Stenow)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Gitte Kolvig ... wardrobe assistant
Birthe Qualmann ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Jens Arnoldus ... location manager

Music Department

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Janne Hansson ... music recordist: Atlantis Studio

Other crew

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Camilla Bertilsson ... child minder
Ditte Christiansen ... production assistant
Katinka Faragó ... film consultant: Svenska Filminstitutet
Stine Monty Freddie ... continuity
Claes Kastholm Hansen ... film consultant: Det Danske Filminstitut
Max Lundgren ... translator: screenplay
Vibeke Mathiesen ... production secretary
Klas Olofsson ... film consultant: Svenska Filminstitutet
Peter Poulsen ... film consultant: Det Danske Filminstitut
Majken Rude Nørup ... catering assistant
Nanna Simonsen ... caterer
Jacob Sylvest ... runner
Lis Lund ... public relations (uncredited)

Thanks

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Claus Bjørn ... special thanks: museum assistant
Dennis Demandt ... special thanks
Børge Hinsch ... special thanks: estate owner
Ole Højrup ... special thanks: museum director
Thor Kure ... special thanks
Thormod Smith ... special thanks
Ege Stub ... special thanks
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Plot Summary

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 none of them wants to give up their dream of finding a better life than the life they left in Sweden. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Taglines De trodde att världen skulle bli deras See more »
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Also Known As
  • Pelle Erövraren (Sweden)
  • Pelle the Conqueror (United States)
  • Pelle the Conqueror (World-wide, English title)
  • Pelle the Conqueror (United Kingdom)
  • Pelle le conquérant (France)
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Runtime
  • 157 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Pelle Hvenegaard, who plays the leading part, is actually named after the title character himself. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Eventyret om dansk film 18: Nye perspektiver - 1970-1987 (1996). See more »
Quotes [first lines]
Pelle: Father?
Lassefar: Everything's gonna be fine.
Pelle: Tell it again.
Lassefar: This new country we're going to is very different.
Pelle: Talk more about it.
Lassefar: They put raisins in the pork roast and butter on the bread. They put a lot of butter on the bread. Brandy is cheap as water and it is so strong that it knocks you off. But your father can take it, Pelle, because he's strong.
Pelle: And children are free all day.
Lassefar: Yes, Pelle, yes.
Pelle: Tell it again.
Lassefar: You get so well paid that children don't need...
Pelle: Don't need to work. They can play all day long.
Lassefar: [smiling] Yes.
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