The end of the 19th century. Lasse and his son Pelle move to Denmark and find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest form of life and are harassed for being foreigners. But none of them wants to give up their dream of finding a better life than the one they left in Sweden.
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A very nice example for classical narrative cinematic style. But I think Bille August only partly succeeds in capturing the hardness of social reality so that his world is covered with a kind of nostalgia.
A charming film about a father and a song fighting for a better life. It is a classic story about poverty, dreamers, despots and survivors. A sweet story in early childhood, highly recommended.
Technically perfect and artistically amusing.
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.
One of the rare films to win the Cannes' Golden Palm and the Oscar for the Best Foreign Film. Superb performances from many but Max von Sydow is magnificent. The camera work is remarkable. I have seen only three of August's films and this is the best.
8.5/10 (26.11.2015) a wonderful father, whom I've never had by perfect Max von Sydow and the story of Eric, that touched me so. At all one of the most important films in the cultural heritage of Denmark by friend and follower of Ingmar Bergman.