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After the Wedding (2006)After the Wedding (2006)

After the Wedding (2006)

A finely observed and elegant Danish drama starring the mighty Mads Mikkelsen

Drama

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9.3

movie

Denmark, Norway

Danish, English, Hindi

Character-driven, Dramatic, Emotional

2006

Female director, Susanne Bier

Christian Tafdrup, Claus Flygare, Erni Arneson

124 min

Synopsis

A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.

Our Take

9.3
Sam

Danish films somehow have a unique approach to emotions that are rarely matched and this Susanne Bier-directed drama is no exception. Its protagonist is Jacob Peterson, a driven idealist played by Mads Mikkelsen, who runs a fledgling orphanage in India. Close to giving up, Peterson returns to Copenhagen to meet a billionaire, who is offering to fund his charity project. However, there is a dark secret at the heart of this relationship, throwing Peterson into disarray. This elegant and Academy-Award-nominated Danish film has it all: fantastic cast, great direction, and a few special ingredients that turn a good drama into a thrilling one!

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Nakayama

A good Danish drama, very similar in atmosphere to The Hunt (but very different story).

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