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The Inheritance (2003)
"Arven" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  9 July 2004 (USA)
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A young man is torn between his individual hopes and his sense of duty when his father dies and he is expected to take over the family industry.

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Christoffer
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Maria
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Annelise
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Benedikte
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Ulrik
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Annika
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Holger Andersen
Ulf Pilgaard ...
Aksel
Dick Kaysø ...
Jens Mønsted
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Marie-Louise
Linda Myrberg ...
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Lucy Andoraison Hansen ...
Mira
Eric Viala ...
Frederic Rousseau
Valerie Quent ...
Frederic Rousseaus kone (Frederic Rousseau's wife)
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A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn between his chosen life and his sense of duty to his family and its past. When he chooses to step in as manager his family life and self-respect languish. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Trivia

Nikolaj Lie Kaas was originally cast to play Ulrich Thomsen's character. See more »

Goofs

In some scenes you can clearly spot that they have been filmed in Malmö, and not in Stockholm where they supposedly take place. For instance are the public transport buses not in "Stockholm" colours and in another scene there is a phone number visible on a shop window, which has the Malmö prefix. See more »

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Honest, straight, no frills story telling...
8 February 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the 2003 London Film Festival and was impressed by the way it treated its audience, as adults. So many films are blatantly manipulative, pushing all the right buttons to extract all the appropriate responses. And it seems we are generally quite happy to collude in the process. Not so with this film. We are allowed to find our own way in, so that everyone's response to it will be singular and specific.The performances are unshowy and honest - not so easy when one of the protaganists is a celebrated actress. The clash between desire and duty, a well-worn theme, is given depth and clarity through a truthful, unsentimental and no-frills piece of film making. I'm looking forward to seeing it again.


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