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After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet)

By | 2018-03-21T18:26:51+01:00 January 1st, 2007|Reviews|

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Date: 2006

Director: Suzanne Bier

Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Meenal Patel, Suhita Thatte, Rolf Lassgård

Suzanne Bier’s Oscar-nominated Danish drama is a good watch for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Mads Mikkelsen (the blood-weeping villain “Le Chiffre” in Casino Royale) is Jacob, an effortlessly handsome and laconic manager of a bankrupt Indian orphanage. He is offered a large donation for the orphanage from his native Copenhagen, but is required to return to Denmark to shake on the deal. Once back in the scenic Danish countryside, Jacob discovers a family secret requiring him to abandon his life and “family” in India.

Rolf Lassgård is convincing as the billionaire Jørgen with questionable motives. The movie is slow and perhaps culturally Danish in parts where no one speaks for protracted periods of time. Although titled “After the Wedding,” the wedding itself play a minor role in this drama that reflects on family, love, regret, trust, and the legacy you leave behind.

About the Author:

Associate editor Katie McGovern is from Connecticut. She graduated from Harvard with a BA in English and American Literature, received a masters in International Affairs on a Fulbright scholarship in Germany, and an MBA from INSEAD on a Rotary Scholarship in France. She resides in Rome with her Italian husband and young son.

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