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    Unique ID Code: 0000011467
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    Added on: 2/12/2000 08:52
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    Pelle the Conqueror (UK)

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    A film by Bille August
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 150 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    Winner of the Adademy Award for best Foreign Picture, this epic drama about human resilience stars the hypnotic Max Von Sydow as a poor, but never downtrodden widower who emigrates with his young son, Pelle, from the economically depressed Sweden to Denmark at the turn of the century.

    His illusory quest for the good life leads only to a straw bed in the cold barn of a brutally insensitive farmer. The story centres around the close relationship between the father and son as they attempt to live a happy life amid the oppression. As a hopeful Pelle grows older, he wants to see more of the world and sets out on his own, full of questions and a need to know and conquer...

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Photo Library

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Directed By:
    Bille August

    Written By:

    Astrid Villaume
    Björn Granath
    Erik Paaske
    Max Von Sydow
    Pelle Hvenegaard

    Soundtrack By:
    Stefan Nilsson

    Director of Photography:
    Jörgen Persson

    Janus Billeskov Jansen

    Costume Designer:
    Birthe Qualmann
    Gitte Kolvig
    Kicki Ilander

    Production Designer:
    Anna Asp

    Per Holst

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    3 / 10
    A good film,but given the title, Pelle could have done a little more conquering! Layer change problems on at least two DVD players, Panasonic RV20 and Philips DVD 711 - Beware, you`ll only get to watch the first half of the film, as these players refused to read the second layer!
    posted by johnrm on 21/8/2001 14:53