Pelle der Eroberer
Country: East Germany
From Martin Anderson Nexo's novel comes this loved story of a Swedish boy (Stefan Schader) and his elderly father trying to make a better life for themselves in Denmark. A bleak future quickly becomes apparent when the two find employment on a farm full of misery.
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- Stefan Schrader
- Martin Trettau
- Klaus Manchen
- Karin Gregorek
- Walfriede Schmitt
- Marianne Wünscher
7 member reviews/ratings for this MovieAverage Rating: (8.71 / 10)
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Absolutely wonderful film of the first volume (“Boyhood”, 1906) of the novel “Pelle the Conqueror”, by the Danish writer Martin Andersen Nexø (1869-1954). Pelle Karlsson (played by Stefan Schrader) emigrates from Sweden to Denmark, with his loving and affectionate father, Lasse (Martin Trettau). The film succeeds in combining social realism (the stark realities of farm life, the poverty and occasional cruelties of the labourers) with a sense of the pastoral. To have seamlessly combined these two aspects is a considerable directorial achievement. Stefan Schrader is utterly superb in the title role.My Movie Rating: 10 / 10
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