After the Wedding (2006)
"Efter brylluppet" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama  |  11 May 2007 (USA)
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A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Neeral Mulchandani ...
Tanya Sharma ...
Swini Khara ...
Meenal Patel ...
Vallabh Gada ...
Suit No. 1
Hitesh Kotak ...
Suit No. 2
Suhita Thatte ...
Indisk Kvinde
Dispesh Mistry ...
Shivam Vicha ...
Frederik Gullits Ernst ...
Kristian Gullits Ernst ...
Mona Malm ...
Farmor (Grandmother)


Jacob Pederson lives in shanty surroundings in Bombay, India, and assists in the running of Anand Orphanage and School. He had attempted a number of projects to assist orphans, including child prostitutes - all quite in vain. He has adopted a young male orphan, Pramod, and takes special care of him. With growing pressure on the facilities, which is on the verge bankruptcy, the orphanage receives an offer of funding from wealthy Danish citizen, Jorgen, which may put an end to its problems. In order to obtain the money, Jacob must travel to Copenhagen, meet with Jorgen, get financial assistance, and be back to celebrate Pramod's 8th birthday. He sets forth, is received by Christian Refner, an employee and future son-in-law of Jorgen. Jacob is shown all possible courtesy and even housed in a posh apartment. He subsequently meets with Jorgen, shows him video-tapes and submits that a few Kroner could really save several lives which would otherwise succumb to minor illnesses and infections.... Written by rAjOo (

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champagne is poured... secrets are spilled.



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Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Después de la boda  »

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Opening Weekend:

$47,311 (USA) (30 March 2007)


$1,526,359 (USA) (6 July 2007)

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1.85 : 1
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At a showing at a film festival in Estonia, two of the reels had been switched by a mistake, making a part of the film out of place. Apparantly the majority of the audience didn't notice and was generally very enthusiastic about the movie despite the narrative being mixed up. See more »


When the couple gets married, the rings are placed on the fingers, but no visible in scenes post marriage. The customs in Denmark may be different, but throughout the film, wedding bands, rings, etc. migrate from hand to hand (wedding band on the right hand for women, left for men), and also disappear. See more »


Christian Refner: Jorgen's fantastic. He's brilliant, really brilliant
Christian Refner: People often fear him, but I don't.
Jacob Pederson: Good
Christian Refner: He's worth over a billion but started out flat broke... but you can't tell
Jacob Pederson: That he started flat broke?
Christian Refner: No, no
[nervous laughter]
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another example of brilliant danish film-making!
16 April 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I greatly admired the previous films by Susanne Bier (" Open Hearts" and "Brothers"), so my expectations were very high.Luckily they have been fulfilled.Like the other two the film is a sociological and emotional experiment.It's about one's place in the world (the crucial phrase in the film is Jorgen's "Can one expect from you help only on the other side of the globe" ), about responsibility and the making of painful decisions.The film starts quite slow,but after half an hour it's getting more intensive,mostly supported by 4 extraordinary actors and actresses.While I already knew the qualities of Mikkelsen,Knudsen and Lassgard,I was really blown away by Fischer Christensen as the daughter.There were 4 real-life characters and I could follow their psychological turmoil.Some may find the script too constructed,but life turns out to be full of unexpected twists.The film is no popcorn-entertainment,but for anyone,who appreciates a human,deeply moving drama with the concentration on the characters instead of superficial action,I can only say: Go and watch this movie!

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