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Basics Critics:75Viewers:72Rusty:78
Category: DramaNotable as: Family DramaSub-Category: Historical period drama, Family Drama, Coming-of-age story, DramaRuntime: 157 minutesColor: colorLanguage: Danish, Swedish, ScanianCountry: Sweden, DenmarkDirector: Bille AugustScreenwriter: Per Olov Enquist, Bjarne Reuter, Max Lundgren, Bille AugustMusic: Stefan NilssonCinematography: Jörgen PerssonStars: Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow, Björn Granath, Erik Paaske, Axel Strøbye, Kristina Törnqvist, Karen Wegener, Lars Simonsen, Troels Asmussen Producer: Per HolstStudio: AB Svensk Filmindustri, Per Holst FilmproduktionAwards won: Academy Award for Best Foreign Language FilmAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Max von Sydow)Award details: (details at IMDb)

Pelle the Conqueror is a 1987 Danish-Swedish drama film co-written and directed by Bille August that tells the story of two Swedish immigrants to Denmark, a father and son, who try to build a new life for themselves. It stars Pelle Hvenegaard as the young Pelle, with Max von Sydow as his father. Critically acclaimed, it won the Palme d'Or at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, the 1988 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and the 1988 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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