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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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 »


Jørgen Lennart Hannson: Every acquaintance, every friend, every person who has a place in your heart, Iit is the time with them that really means something. Nothing else matters.
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Denmark and India are worlds apart
10 September 2007 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Efter brylluppet (2006), written and directed by Susanne Bier, is a Danish film shown in the U.S. with the title "After the Wedding."

The film is like a jigsaw puzzle that has been started but not completed. As the story progresses, pieces are added to the puzzle one at a time. There are secrets upon secrets, and memories upon memories. Only one character knows the entire story, and he is hiding a secret of his own.

The film begins in India, and the footage shot there has the ring of truth about it. Most of the film concerns wealthy people living in Denmark. The contrast between the poor in India and the wealthy in Scandinavia is immense. (Actually, it's more than that--it defies description.)

The person who travels between India and Denmark--Jacob--is the link between these two worlds. He works in an orphanage in India, and he is sent to Denmark to convince a billionaire businessman to fund the project. The plot unfolds slowly, in a subtle and unpredictable manner. There are many ambiguities, and not all of these are sorted out by the end of the film.

The acting is extremely good, with outstanding lead actors and an excellent supporting cast. If I had to single out one actor for praise, it would be the extraordinarily talented Sidse Babett Knudsen, who plays Helene, the wife of the wealthy business man. Ms. Knudsen turns in a nuanced and satisfying performance that is a pleasure to watch.

This exceptional film was appropriately nominated for an Oscar. It's certainly one of the best movies of 2006, and deserves wider distribution so that more people can see it.

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