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After the Wedding (2006)

Efter brylluppet (original title)
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A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.

Director:

Susanne Bier

Writers:

Susanne Bier (story), Anders Thomas Jensen (story) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Jacob Pederson
Neeral Mulchandani Neeral Mulchandani ... Pramod, 8 year
Tanya Sharma Tanya Sharma ... Indisk Pige 1
Swini Khara ... Indisk Pige 2
Meenal Patel Meenal Patel ... Mrs. Shaw
Vallabh Gada Vallabh Gada ... Suit No. 1
Hitesh Kotak Hitesh Kotak ... Suit No. 2
Suhita Thatte Suhita Thatte ... Indisk Kvinde
Rolf Lassgård ... Jörgen Lennart Hansson
Dispesh Mistry Dispesh Mistry ... Pramods Venner
Shivam Vichare Shivam Vichare ... Pramods Venner (as Shivam Vicha)
Frederik Gullits Ernst Frederik Gullits Ernst ... Martin Hansson
Kristian Gullits Ernst Kristian Gullits Ernst ... Morten Hansson
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Helene Hansson
Mona Malm ... Farmor (Grandmother)
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Storyline

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 (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

champagne is poured... secrets are spilled.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Denmark | Sweden | UK | Norway

Language:

Danish | Swedish | English | Hindi

Release Date:

11 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

After the Wedding See more »

Filming Locations:

Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,311, 1 April 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$412,544

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,866,905
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Pramod, 8 year: Is it because the houses are far apart that the people are far apart?
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Connections

Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Untitled I
Performed by Sigur Rós
Written by Jon Thor Birgisson/Georg Holm/Kjartan Sveinsson/Orri P. Dyrason
Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
(c) + (p) 2002 Fat Cat Records
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Brilliant Ocasr contender from last year.
12 April 2007 | by come2whereimfromSee all my reviews

I knew nothing about this film before going to see it except that it was Oscar nominated and starred Bond's 'Casino Royale' foe Mads Mikkelsen. But I'd heard good things and despite it being a day so sunny in April that you should really spend it in the park I ventured into the dark cinema. All I can say is that I am so, so glad I did as this has to be one of the best films I have seen this year. Jacob (Mikkelsen) runs an orphanage/school in India that due to funding will have to close if they don't do something quickly, cue a phone call from Denmark where a millionaire is looking to invest some money in a good cause and Jacob has no choice but to go home and try to win over the mystery funder. Cut to Copenhagen and the very rich living of Jorgen and his family, a self-made millionaire Jorgen is preparing for the Wedding of his daughter and as his family gather round the mansion we see that he has a pretty good life. Cut back to Jacob who after living in squalid conditions in India for so long is struggling to understand the swish hotel he's been booked in for his visit. When the two meet to discuss the investment Jacob is over enthusiastic but Jorgen is nonchalant and pre-occupied with the weekends approaching festivities, so much so he decides to conclude the deal on Monday and seeing as Jacob is here on his invitation with nothing to do all weekend he decides to ask him to attend the wedding. So far so seemingly normal. It is at this point that the film takes some dramatic turns and through a series of unexpected events, a few skeletons in closets, the past and emotive performances, becomes a really deep and moving piece of cinema. I don't want to spoil it by saying anymore about it except it's nothing short of brilliant. I haven't seen a film for ages that deals with such negative and positive issues with such compassion and integrity without being hammy or over the top. The direction is flawless, the music is fitting and the cinematography is almost dogma in style but with a certain crispness to it. The performances are outstanding and it's not hard to see why it was Oscar nominated and won countless awards. The way the script is superbly written it reminded of 'Secrets and Lies' by Mike Leigh in the way it captures humans acting realistically in real situations. By the time the film starts to conclude the tissues were coming out to wipe away the tears of sadness and joy, which is a very powerful position to be in for any film, and the audience left the auditorium into bright sunshine glad like me that they'd had chance to see this amazing piece of cinema.


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