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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 ... 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, Jörgen, which may put an end to its problems. In order to obtain the money, Jacob must travel to Copenhagen, meet with Jörgen, 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 Jörgen. Jacob is shown all possible courtesy and even housed in a posh apartment. He subsequently meets with Jörgen, 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$1,534,584

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,632,723
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Runtime:

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

Helene Hannson: Dare I offer a glass of wine?
Jacob Pederson: Only if you have enough.
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Connections

Remade as After the Wedding (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Brudevalsen (Bridal Waltz)
from Et folkesagn (A Folk Tale)
Composed by Niels W. Gade
(c) + (p) Naxos Denmark
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Mellowed Drama
13 January 2013 | by mithil293See all my reviews

A man having a turbulent past of drugs, alcohol and adultery is suddenly bequeathed with realities he cant afford to swallow. Suddenly there are different set of people around him he feels responsible for and to afford these obligations he needs to break away from people that kept him sane all through his solitude. Behind this there is decision to take, promises to be be crushed and hearts to be melted.

Following a story of Jacob, who has to travel to his native Denmark to grant funds for his orphanage in India, he is unaware of disturbing coincidences and hidden secrets he would be compelled to stand against. Jacob played by Mads Mikkelsen is at his dramatical best playing the sober guy who thinks he has moved on from his past transgression. His congruous portrayal is deeply underlined with afflicting past which he quite blissfully conveys with those emoting eyes. I will be seeing more of him

I have seen only one other Susanne Bier movie and can safely identify the type of cinema related with her. She often construct the story of ordinary humans with plausible but stimulating situations with even more thickening emotions. The aspects where she lingers on the close shots or the sporadically encouraged eyebeaming. The movie does have some overly melodramatic scenes portraying the confliction but efficiently and brilliant in some other more subtle scenes.

There is the also the story of Jorgen played brilliantly by Rolf Lassgård who is up for a race against time, he may seem a antagonist at the first but his complex characterisation and agonisingly superb acting renders us a portrayal that in few scenes overpowers the main character. The wife Helene and daughter Anna played by Sidse Babett Knudsen and Stine Fischer Christensen respectivley does put in lot more efforts in contributing to the story.

The movie is quite bravely handled and is very much a good watch if you are hungry for some foreign cinema(forgive me).

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