Pelle the Conqueror
The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest form of life. Pelle starts to speak Danish but is still harassed as a foreigner. But none of them wants to give up their dream of finding a better life than the life they left in Sweden.
- Stars:Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow, Erik Paaske, Björn Granath, Astrid Villaume, Axel Strøbye, Troels Asmussen, Kristina Törnqvist, Karen Wegener, Sofie Gråbøl, Lars Simonsen, Buster Larsen, John Wittig, Troels Munk, Nis Bank-Mikkelsen,
- Country:Denmark, Sweden
- Director:Bille August,
- Writer:Martin Andersen Nexø (novel), Bille August (screenplay), Per Olov Enquist, Bjarne Reuter
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Pelle the Conqueror torrent reviews
(es) wrote: better than most but deffinatly not the best
(au) wrote: where is Christian Clavier??
(kr) wrote: I'm not sure what this film set out to do. It looks at the idea of 'love' in different relationships with characters that are connected, however loosely, with the other characters in the film. What worked for me with this film were the strong and powerful scenes where an actual point was being made; when the couple having an affair have an argument over one's announcement of a new marriage. This scene was unfortunately surrounded by many wishy washy ones, where love was approached in either an extremely sappy way with lots of kissing and looking lovingly into each others eyes, or through very over the top sex and nudity scenes which threw off the overall relaxed feel of the film.As for the performances, I would say the cast performed well. The problem with this particular screenplay is that because it's attempting to provide a look at an array of characters rather than focusing on just a handful, you never feel that you really know what each character is about, and so when Blair's character leaves her husband for another woman (I'm not giving anything huge away there), you are unsure as to where this has come from or why, and as an audience you are meant to just accept it, along with other events that are not fully explained. I did enjoy watching this movie, it has some truly touching moments and of course some tragic moments, but nothing overly uplifting to lift the audience out of these somewhat depressing scenes, so for me the film explored some valid and often realistic downsides to relationships, but then left you there. It would have been nice to have some more uplifting scenes, but then again this may not have been the director's vision, so who knows.For me, a movie with some fine ideas and moments, but a film that left me unsatisfied and wanting more.
(nl) wrote: Hard Candy is the completely demented and twisted, white-knuckle thriller about a young girl who takes the law into her own hands and turns an online predator into her prey; needless to say, this is some heavy material. The film follows a young teen named, Hayley, who poses as an even younger girl online to attract the attention of a fashion photographer named, Jeff, who she suspects is a pedophile and murderer; she then subdues and tortures him until he confesses to his alleged crimes. The real grit of this film is the constant wonder if, Jeff, is telling the truth or not and as the tension ratchets up to unbearable degrees, the film constantly switches perspective from the hunter to the hunted and you're left wondering who to actually root for. The acting in this movie is outstanding in what is basically a two-person show from Ellen Page, in her breakout role, and Patrick Wilson who is consistently excellent in everything he does. The film's imagery is extremely evocative as the color pallet shifts from lavish reds and greens to cool blues and greys, depending on whose perspective we're currently with, and of course, the obvious parallels to the Little Red Riding Hood story with the not-so-subtle, red hoodie, that Hayley wears. This is seriously adult-oriented cinema as the discussions and themes get very uncomfortable as the film goes along, culminating in the film's most notorious scene where Hayley performs what she calls, "preventative maintenance" on Jeff that can only be described as an intense scene. If you're game for some off-the-beaten-path entertainment, you can't really go wrong here, but be forewarned, this film will stick with you and the ending is too good to spoil here!
(kr) wrote: Obviously not a Hollywood movie, wants to engage the general pattern has been, WTF?
(es) wrote: Strangely prophetic, but it's just so badly made that the fact it's overlooked is a GOOD thing. Chris Rock, you could've done so much better.
(ag) wrote: A conman whose crew accidentally takes the money of a crime kingpin is forced into doing a job for him to pay back the debt. Attempting the same kind of smart, sassy and easygoing charm of the likes of the Ocean's films, Confidence is just a little too generic to really light anyone's fire. Edward Burns is rather too "made for television" to have enough charisma to carry the film, Dustin Hoffman, although a great actor in his day, at his age (and height) cannot do intimidating and easily the best character played by Andy Garcia gets nothing like enough screen time. It does have some charm and wit and is slickly directed by James Foley, but it's just a little too overly familiar and does not have enough in the way of personality or surprises to be considered for the big leagues. If it's an undemanding crime caper you're after and you've run out of Clooney films to watch, you could do a lot worse though.
(ca) wrote: Good stuff, very strange!
(nl) wrote: What a great movie. The characters are a rapping breakdancing, graffiti-writing crew, but there's no hip-hop on the soundtrack and the word is never even used.
(us) wrote: no thanks not my thing
(ca) wrote: Apocalypse Now is one of the greatest movies of all time. A great Vietnam war film with great performances, less about the horrors in the trenches and more about the horrors of the soul.
(gb) wrote: Fellini's Masterpiece.
(br) wrote: If you want a great movie about the cold war without cold war, this is the movie.
(br) wrote: Too bad they couldn't get a better actor than Costner.