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Arven (2003)

Unrated | | Drama | 9 July 2004 (USA)
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.

Director:

Per Fly

Writers:

Per Fly (screenplay), Kim Leona (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Thomsen ... Christoffer
Lisa Werlinder ... Maria
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ... Annelise
Karina Skands Karina Skands ... Benedikte
Lars Brygmann ... Ulrik
Peter Steen Peter Steen ... Niels
Diana Axelsen Diana Axelsen ... Annika
Jesper Christensen ... Holger Andersen
Ulf Pilgaard Ulf Pilgaard ... Aksel
Dick Kaysø Dick Kaysø ... Jens Mønsted
Sarah Juel Werner ... Marie-Louise
Linda Myrberg Linda Myrberg ... Ung skuespillerinde (Young actress)
Lucy Andoraison Hansen Lucy Andoraison Hansen ... Mira
Eric Viala Eric Viala ... Frederic Rousseau
Valerie Quent Valerie Quent ... Frederic Rousseaus kone (Frederic Rousseau's wife)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Denmark | Sweden | Norway | UK

Language:

Danish | Swedish | French | Norwegian

Release Date:

9 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Inheritance See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Filmfest Hamburg)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In some scenes you can clearly spot that they have been filmed in Malmö, and not in Stockholm where they supposedly take place. For instance are the public transport buses not in "Stockholm" colours and in another scene there is a phone number visible on a shop window, which has the Malmö prefix. See more »

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Worth a look
16 May 2005 | by MikeF-6See all my reviews

A Danish modern that seems spare and bare bones when compared to other slick art house fare that is out there like "Vanity Fair" and "Bright Young Things." But it is just that lack of gloss that gives it its strength. The semi-Dogma style fits the story of a young man living in Sweden with his beautiful actress wife who gets called back to Denmark to run the family steel mill after his father's suicide. When he had been younger, he had almost died from the stress of working in the business. Now, with his relations and the workers depending on him, he slowly starts to shut down all of his systems in order to deal with the tough decisions he has to make. This is not a new theme, but Fly gives it new life with his astringent approach.


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