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After the Wedding (2006) More at IMDbPro »Efter brylluppet (original title)

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After the Wedding -- A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.
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24 February 2006 (Denmark) See more »
champagne is poured... secrets are spilled.
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Mads Mikkelsen ... Jacob Pederson
Neeral Mulchandani ... Pramod, 8 year
Tanya Sharma ... Indisk Pige 1
Swini Khara ... Indisk Pige 2
Meenal Patel ... Mrs. Shaw
Vallabh Gada ... Suit No. 1
Hitesh Kotak ... Suit No. 2
Suhita Thatte ... Indisk Kvinde

Rolf Lassgård ... Jørgen Lennart Hannson
Dispesh Mistry ... Pramods Venner
Shivam Vicha ... Pramods Venner
Frederik Gullits Ernst ... Martin Hannson
Kristian Gullits Ernst ... Morten Hannson

Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Helene Hannson
Mona Malm ... Farmor (Grandmother)
Nimesh G. Mehta ... Børnehuemsassistent
Henrik Larsen ... Chauffeur

Julie R. Ølgaard ... Hotel girl

Christian Tafdrup ... Christian Refner
Neel Rønholt ... Mille
Anne Fletting ... Secretary

Stine Fischer Christensen ... Anna Hannson
Ida Dwinger ... Annette
Jonatan Spang ... Bryllupschauffør (as Jonathan Spang)
Claus Flygare ... Wedding Chauffeur
Erni Arneson ... Tanter
Marie-Louise Coninck ... Ældre dame
Rita Angela ... Ældre dame

Thomas Voss ... Young waiter
Troels II Munk ... Head Waiter (as Troels II Munk)
Henning Jensen ... Man, birthday
Niels Anders Thorn ... Priest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Samir Di Johansson ... Lawyer (uncredited)
David Petersen ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Susanne Bier 
Writing credits
Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay)

Susanne Bier  story

Produced by
Anne Katrine Andersen .... post-production producer
Karen Bentzon .... line producer
Gillian Berrie .... co-producer
Gunnar Carlsson .... co-producer
Peter Garde .... executive producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... executive producer
Sisse Graum Jørgensen .... producer
Original Music by
Johan Söderqvist 
Cinematography by
Morten Søborg 
Film Editing by
Pernille Bech Christensen 
Morten Højbjerg 
Casting by
Lene Seested 
Production Design by
Søren Skjær 
Set Decoration by
Rasmus Kjær Flensborg 
Morten Rosenmeier 
Costume Design by
Manon Rasmussen 
Makeup Department
Anette Baymler Madsen .... makeup artist assistant
Tine Buch .... makeup artist assistant
Dennis Knudsen .... makeup artist
Tina Kristoffersen .... makeup artist assistant
Charlotte Laustsen .... makeup department head
Santosh Mane .... makeup artist: India
Helle Birk Møller .... makeup artist assistant
Bettina Ranch .... makeup artist assistant
Lili Malene Rasmussen .... makeup artist
Bjørg Serup .... makeup artist
Ruby Shekh .... hair dresser: India
Production Management
Amrit Gangar .... production manager: India
Ingrid Kofoed .... production manager
Caroline Gjedde Poulsen .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lakshmipriya Devi .... second assistant director
Joakim Höglund .... first assistant director
Mette Kjærgaard .... second assistant director
Art Department
Paresh Daru .... props manager: India
Søren Jochumsen .... carpenter
Christina Lorentz .... assistant props
Louise Lönborg .... props
Vicki Møllgaard .... set dresser
Tine Hieronymus Nielsen .... property master
Sune Saabye .... props
Sound Department
Joseph Adorisio II .... audio layback
Kristian Eidnes Andersen .... sound designer
Jean-Michel Beranger .... french dubbing mixer
Jens Bønding .... sound
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist
Christian Howard Lund .... sound (as Christian H. Lund)
Henning Zolon Mortensen .... sound assistant (as Henning Mortensen)
Kasper Munck-Hansen .... sound assistant
John Nielsen .... boom operator
Eddie Simonsen .... sound designer
Eddie Simonsen .... sound
Visual Effects by
Thomas Caspersen .... visual effects
Michael Holm .... visual effects
Justin Legg .... visual effects
Alexander Marthin .... visual effects
Mads Nybo Jørgensen .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Stefan Ciupek .... camera consultant
Mulchand Dedhia .... gaffer: India
Jesper Find .... first assistant camera
Thue Garde .... assistant camera (as Thue Garde Finnich)
Stine Hein .... electrician
Hanesh Jadhaw .... video assistant: India
Ole Kragh-Jacobsen .... still photographer
Franz-Xaver Kringer .... first assistant camera (as Xaver Kringer)
Jeppe Lassen .... grip
Morten Nybø .... electrician (as Morten Nyboe)
Otto Stenov .... gaffer
Valdemar Cold Winge .... clapper loader
Casting Department
Amrit Gangar .... casting: India
Jette Termann .... casting: children
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne-Dorte Krog .... costume assistant
Urmilla Lal Motwani .... wardrobe supervisor: India
Louize Nissen .... costume assistant
Signe Sejlund .... costumer
Editorial Department
Sune F. Andersen .... assistant editor
Stefan Ciupek .... digital colorist
Gregers Dohn .... trailer editor
Peter Ferrari .... color grader
Rasmus Gitz .... assistant editor (as Rasmus Gitz-Johansen)
Stine Meldgaard Madsen .... post-production coordinator
Thomas Sabinsky .... assistant editor
Music Department
Joakim Milder .... music editor
James Shearman .... conductor (as James Sherman)
James Sherman .... music editor
Paul Talkington .... music editor
Paul Talkington .... music supervisor
Other crew
Henrik Agermann .... banking
Thea Slouborg Andersen .... intern
Lennart Bengtsson .... location manager
Lennart Bengtsson .... location scout
Susanne Bille .... public relations officer: press
Kalyan Chheda .... production assistant: India
Carrie Comerford .... production executive: UK
Linda Daae .... continuity
Arvind Dave .... assistant to first assistant director
Lars Dela .... technical consultant
Anna Duffield .... assistant to co-producer
Yvonne Dunn .... lawyer
Amrit Gangar .... location scout: India
Kaushik Guha .... filming permissions
Christel Hammer .... public relations officer: press
Jeanett Hansen .... banking
Anna Sofie Hartmann .... runner (as Sofie Hartmann)
Frederik Honoré .... public relations officer: press
Anders Kjærhauge .... legal consultant
Ann Køj .... accountant
Michael E.N. Larsen .... translator: screenplay
Jan Lehmann .... public relations officer: press
Anita Juel Lystbæk .... extras coordinator
Keith Mait .... laboratory work
Mikkel Maltha .... legal consultant
Christian Mørk .... translator
Louise Odgaard Nielsen .... production assistant
Jesper Priisholm .... intern
Mads Rahbæk .... runner
Uday Shetty .... location manager: India
Kim Scott Sutherland .... location manager (as Kim Sutherland)
Ann Vognsen .... accountant
Sarah Wells .... accountant: UK
Paul Wilson .... title designer: Yellow1

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Also Known As:
"Efter brylluppet" - Denmark (original title)
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Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality
120 min
Aspect Ratio:
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First Danish film to be nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars in 16 years.See more »
Continuity: 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:I am sick, damn it! I'm the one that is out of time. Jacob, I am dying. You have to stay and do what we have decided. Anna will need you... And Helene... And the boys... They're so young, Jacob. Look at me, Jacob! Don't you see that there is a point to all of this? You have a responsibility here, Jacob. Do I have to live on the other side of the world to get your help?See more »
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37 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Invest the time, get a reward, 21 May 2007
Author: dancingmike from Baltimore, MD

You've probably read the glowing remarks about this film, so I won't be too repetitious. The film moves slowly along and where the story is going to take us isn't revealed for a while. It's like peeling the onion but with rewards in each layer. I was thinking about differentiating here but, as does the onion, this film also brings tears.

I liked the way we find out that our protagonist is from Denmark and has a past that drove him away and into a new life. He is certainly more of a giving human being that when he left the country. The story then follows a course that to a large degree his former life created.

One of the aspects I especially enjoyed in the film is the use of some Dogme 95 rules. It's not a Dogme film but the director makes good use of many parts of that approach. The camera is hand held and it's use here made me feel more involved with the characters. The use of available light made the film much more beautiful and warm. One of the good results of the Dogme use here is that the director has made a film that, even for its' slow pace, dispenses with non-important fluff that would most certainly have been added if it had been made in the USA. There was a reason for every scene.

So be prepared for a slow paced film loaded with beauty and revelation. You'll be rewarded with a wonderful film experience. Prior to seeing it I had thought Pan's Labyrinth would win an Oscar, but not anymore. Then I saw The Lives of Others and moved both of the films down a notch. They were my top three films of 2006, in fact none of my top three were American made. What a year for imports!

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