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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jacob Pederson
Neeral Mulchandani ... Pramod, 8 year
Tanya Sharma ... Indisk Pige 1
... Indisk Pige 2
Meenal Patel ... Mrs. Shaw
Vallabh Gada ... Suit No. 1
Hitesh Kotak ... Suit No. 2
Suhita Thatte ... Indisk Kvinde
... Jörgen Lennart Hansson
Dispesh Mistry ... Pramods Venner
Shivam Vichare ... Pramods Venner (as Shivam Vicha)
Frederik Gullits Ernst ... Martin Hansson
Kristian Gullits Ernst ... Morten Hansson
... Helene Hansson
... 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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champagne is poured... secrets are spilled.

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

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11 May 2007 (USA)  »

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After the Wedding  »

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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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Trivia

Mads Mikkelsen and Sidse Babett Knudsen share the same birthday, November 22. 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: I want to come with you.
Jørgen Lennart Hannson: No, out of the question. You don't want to, Helene. It's sons and their father in the woods. Or else they'll turn out gay.
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Referenced in Vild med dans: Vals og cha-cha-cha, del 2 (2011) See more »

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EB Bossa
Written and Performed by Lars Hartvig and Hannibal Gustafsson
(c) + (p) 2005 Lars Hartvig & Hannibal Gustafsson
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21 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

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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