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Pelle the Conqueror

Bille August, Denmark, 1987

156 min.DK/Feature

Part one of great Danish proletarian writer Martin Andersen Nexø's "Pelle the Conqueror" turned into Golden Palms winner in Cannes and Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film in Hollywood by Bille August. This 19th century drama tells how a loving relationship sustains a peasant father (Max von Sydow) and young son who comes as emigrants from poverty-stricken Sweden to an unhospitable, often cruel Denmark.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Danish title Pelle Erobreren
Original title Pelle Erobreren
Other titles Pelle the Conqueror
Director Bille August
Screenplay Bille August, Per Olov Enquist, Bjarne Reuter
Director of Photography Jörgen Persson
Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Sound Niels Arild, Lars Lund
Composer Stefan Nilsson
Production designer Anna Asp
Appearances Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow, Erik Paaske, Björn Granath
Production country Denmark, Sweden
Subtitles No
Audio description No
Production companies Per Holst Filmproduktion, Svensk Filmindustri
Domestic distribution Kærne Film, Nordisk Film
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Dolby
Danish theatrical release 26.12.1987
Cinemas Dagmar, Roskilde, Odense, Horsens, Esbjerg, Herning, Vejle, Randers, Århus, Aalborg, Palladium, Helsingør, Næstved Bio, Svendborg, Kolding, Holstebro, Hjørring, Rønne, Lyngby, Sønderborg, Hvidovre, Grand Svensk premiere 25.12.1987.
TV release 02.09.1989, DR
Danish festival release 15.09.2010, CinemaxX, Buster Film Festival 2010 i serien "Retrospektiv: Bille August".
Find more Michael Nielsen: "Pelle Erobreren - fra roman til film". Gyldendal 1987.
Erik Hvidt: Interview med Bille August. Tusind Øjne 103/1987.
Lisbeth Gundlund Jensen: "Pelle Erobrerens" skæbnehistorie. Kultur og Klasse 70/1991.
Palle Schantz Lauridsen: Fra Brønshøj til Bornholm. Kosmorama 182/1987.
Henrik Rønsbo og Rasmus Windfeld: Foråret er på vej. Levende Billeder 9/1987.
Henrik Wivel: Ung flugt. Levende Billeder 1/1988.
Peter Wivel: Det forjættede vand. Tusind Øjne 104/1988.
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 12

Companies

Production companies Per Holst Filmproduktion, Svensk Filmindustri
Domestic distribution Kærne Film, Nordisk Film

Direction

Direction Bille August
Assistant director Tove Berg
Assistant director Mads Egmont Christensen
Continuity Stine Monty Freddie

Script

Storyboard artist Simon Bang
Script Bille August
Script Per Olov Enquist
Script Bjarne Reuter

Production

Executive producer Per Holst
Production manager Lars Kolvig
Production assistant Ditte Christiansen
Unit manager Jens Arnoldus
Runner Jacob Sylvest

Cinematography

Cinematography Jörgen Persson
Camera assistant Søren Berthelin
Camera operator Rolf Lindström
Cinematographer: 2. unit Fritz Schrøder
Key grip Eg Norre
Key grip Otto Stenov

Stills

Still photographer Rolf Konow

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Kent Högberg
Electrical dept. Jan Guldbrandsen

Editing

Editing Janus Billeskov Jansen
Assistant editor Lisbet Nielsen

Music

Music Stefan Nilsson

Production design

Production design Anna Asp
Set dresser Magnus Magnusson
Set dresser Thorkil Slebsager
Set dresser Ivar Baungaard

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Kicki Ilander
Wardrobe Birthe Qualmann
Wardrobe Gitte Kolvig

Makeup

Makeup assistant Grete Holleufer
Makeup assistant Malin Birch-Jensen
Masks Kaj Grönberg

Sound

Sound Niels Arild
Sound Lars Lund
Synchronization Martin Schmidt
Foley artist Jérôme Lévy

Special effects

Special effects Claus Bjerre
Special effects Kristian Lund
Special effects Michael Kvium
Special effects Lasse Spang Olsen

Other credits

Horse coordinator Henrik Køier Andersen

Appearance

Pelle Pelle Hvenegaard
Lasse Max von Sydow
Forvalteren Erik Paaske
Erik Björn Granath
Lille Anna Kristina Törnqvist
Landvæsenseleven Morten Jørgensen
Kongstrup Axel Strøbye
Kongstrups kone Astrid Villaume
Soen Lena-Pia Bernhardsson
Rud Troels Asmussen
Karna Anna Lise Hirsch Bjerrum
Ole Køller Buster Larsen
Nils, Ole Køllers søn Lars Simonsen
Lærer Friis John Wittig
Madam Olsen Karen Wegener
Jomfru Sine Sofie Gråbøl
Præsten Nis Bank-Mikkelsen
Lægen Troels Munk
En øvrighedsperson Erik Frisberg
Karl på Stengaarden Wilhelm Weber
Karl på Stengaarden Mogens Dester
Karl på Stengaarden Finn Knygberg
Karl på Stengaarden Henrik Hansen
Karl på Stengaarden Jørgen Hansen
Karl på Stengaarden Finn Olsen
Karl på Stengaarden Thyge Andersen
Pige på Stengaarden Merete Holst Hansen
Pige på Stengaarden Tine Stochholm
Pige på Stengaarden Inge Marie From
Pige på Stengaarden Jytte Strandberg
Pige på Stengaarden Nina Christoffersen
Pige på Stengaarden Lone Svendsen
Pige på Stengaarden Birte Jensen
Skolebarn Henning Franck Hansen
Skolebarn Lars Petersen
Skolebarn Espen Hegnet Knudsen
Skolebarn Jeppe Nicolaisen
Skolebarn Oliver Grumme
Skolebarn Benjamin Holck Henriksen
Skolebarn Thure Lindhardt
Skolebarn David Heilmann
Skolebarn Thomas Bryde Hansen
Skolebarn Karen Bjørkøe
Skolebarn Sascha Lystrup Andersen
Skolebarn Rikke Hacke
Skolebarn Henriette Nielsen
Skolebarn Henriette Nolsøe
Skolebarn Ingeborg Holten
Skolebarn Daniel Roosen

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