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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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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 ...
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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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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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First Danish film to be nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars in 16 years. 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 »


Pramod, 8 year: Is it because the houses are far apart that the people are far apart?
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dramatic intensity, unpredictable plot, great acting
28 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best movies I've seen in a long while. I am lucky that I was able to see it at a screening, and I will certainly look out for other movies from the director and writer.

It starts off low key and you're not sure where it is going to go. Then things get very intense dramatically. In a lesser movie this would be near the end, but in this movie it is just the beginning. At times it gets emotional with very excellent acting. The plot keeps changing in unpredictable ways, and who the plot is revolving around keeps changing also. Really well designed story and well directed production.

Apparently it is on the verge of release in the US. The version I saw in a US screening was subtitled (one of the forum posters asked if it would be dubbed).

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