Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Forgotten Movies: Pelle, the Conqueror
I have been rating movies for about twenty years. I see about 75 movies a year (at least) and in that entire time, I have only rated one as a 10. And this was the one.
Max Von Sydow plays Pelle, who with his son is forced to emigrate to Denmark after Sweden cannot sustain them. Their life is hard in Denmark. Not speaking the language is a severe deficit. As they come to speak the language, things improve for both of them.
This is certainly a movie full of heart. Directed by Billie August in 1988.