Efter brylluppet

Efter brylluppet

DVD - 2007 | Danish
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Jacob, a Danish expatriate, runs a struggling orphanage in one of India's poorest regions. Desperate to save the orphanage from closing, he receives an unusual offer from a Danish businessman, Jorgen, who offers to donate $4 million, but with certain strings attached. Jacob must come to Denmark and attend the wedding of Jorgen's daughter.


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Sep 10, 2018

A good movie, great acting.

Mar 14, 2017

Good acting, especially by Lassgard and Mikkelsen, but predictable story early on. A bit soapy.

Dec 29, 2015

I really enjoyed this movie and am getting quite the respect for the acting ability of Mads Mikkelsen. Jacob is manipulated into coming back to Denmark to supposedly meet and make nice with a possible investor for his orphanage. Only as stunning revelation after relevation, including learning about the existence of a daughter in her 20s, which forces him to abandon directly running the project in India himself. This film will have you angry. And you will cry, the scene where the father absolutely breaks down is heartwrenchingly difficult and honest to watch.

Very good movie, actors are brilliant. strongly recommend it. High Scandinavian quality.

Nov 29, 2015

A strong cast and well written, albeit farfetched. I enjoyed it for what it's worth.

Jan 27, 2015

This is a bad film, plain and simple -- contrived, pretentious, and boring. As in most modern films, the false dramatics, overacting, and rapid crosscutting destroy any sense of reality. You are always reminded that you are not watching real people but trained actors in a manipulated contemporary production. Today viewers see this method almost everywhere in movieworld, so it seems natural though very different from life. In twenty or thirty years, these films will look laughably artificial.
In addition to its general faults, this film uses the childish device of focusing closely on the eyes of humans and stuffed animal heads that fill the screen. In the real world, you don't put your face next to a stranger's so you can stare at his eye.

madison382 Jan 03, 2015

Really good movie. Worth watching.

Jan 03, 2015

Bier deftly contrasts the material poverty of an Indian slum with the emotional poverty of an upper class family half a world away. She doesn’t judge her characters too harshly, after all everyone has a reason for being dishonest, but neither does she excuse them. In the end we are left watching a group of bumbling adults tripping over their own good intentions as they try to make peace with one another. There is a good premise here and some good performances. Furthermore the camerawork has a refreshingly natural feel to it that gives the story a sense of immediacy. I also appreciated Bier’s occasional use of wry humour…..the drunken billionaire sitting in his office surrounded by trophy heads was especially effective. Unfortunately she asks us to accept too much on faith…..some aspects of the story are not credible and some of the “coincidences” are a bit contrived. She puts too much on one plate when a minimalist approach would have proven more effective. Alas, this is the type of crowd-pleasing soap opera that is always credited with being far more profound than it really is.

Dec 15, 2014

All I can say is that it is a very good movie. Mads is excellent as usual. Lars is also very good in his part. Good to see him playing a guy that isn't bumbling, like in the series.

Froster Nov 29, 2014

I really wanted to like this movie more. The actors are great, the scenes are engaging, but watching the film, one suddenly reaches the conclusion (Wait a minute...is it there? Is that what I think it is?) there is a faint odor of cheese. The fact is that the storyline is contrived as all get out, and only the honesty of the acting is keeping one from noticing it...for long. Ahh, but cheese it is, most definitely. (Fontina, perhaps?) What's most interesting for me, having recently heard a dissection of the Danish national character, is how neatly one's assumptions about the motives of this billionaire dovetail with the Danes' disdain for ambition, personal success and wealth. At any rate, this is the third Mads Mikkelsen movie I've seen in two weeks, and the only one in which he smiles. (He really shouldn't. His range doesnt allow for it)..

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