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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
Ghita Nørby ...
Annelise
Karina Skands ...
Benedikte
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Ulrik
Peter Steen ...
Niels
Diana Axelsen ...
Annika
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Holger Andersen
Ulf Pilgaard ...
Aksel
Dick Kaysø ...
Jens Mønsted
Sarah Juel Werner ...
Marie-Louise
Linda Myrberg ...
Ung skuespillerinde (Young actress)
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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This movie is the second of a trilogy, consisting of "Bænken", "Arven" and "Drabet", dealing with Danish lower-, upper- and middle class respectively. See more »

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The scenes that are supposed to take place in the flat in Stockholm, must have been shot in Denmark, as the electrical switches on the wall are clearly of the typical danish brand "FUGA". See more »

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Followed by Drabet (2005) See more »

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This superb film has several important themes
20 September 2005 | by (Irvine, California) – See all my reviews

I rarely give a 10 rating to a film even when I really enjoy it but this film is the rare exception. The script is perfect, the directing is perfect, the casting is perfect, and the story has profound meaning for the viewer.

The film shows how family and business obligations can change people's character and desires. For example, Hollywood is filled with couples whose desires change because of life experiences. It is also true of the business world. Unfortunately that is why divorce is so common in those areas. A couple may start out completely compatible and then one of them has new vistas opened to them.


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