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The Inheritance (2003)

Arven (original title)
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 »
17 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

The scenes that are supposed to take place in the flat in Stockholm, must have been shot in Denmark, as the electrical switches on the wall are clearly of the typical danish brand "FUGA". See more »

Connections

Featured in Året der gik 2003 (2003) See more »

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Honest, straight, no frills story telling...
8 February 2004 | by rupsfrazerSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the 2003 London Film Festival and was impressed by the way it treated its audience, as adults. So many films are blatantly manipulative, pushing all the right buttons to extract all the appropriate responses. And it seems we are generally quite happy to collude in the process. Not so with this film. We are allowed to find our own way in, so that everyone's response to it will be singular and specific.The performances are unshowy and honest - not so easy when one of the protaganists is a celebrated actress. The clash between desire and duty, a well-worn theme, is given depth and clarity through a truthful, unsentimental and no-frills piece of film making. I'm looking forward to seeing it again.


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