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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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Susanne Bier

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Susanne Bier (story), Anders Thomas Jensen (story) | 1 more credit »
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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, 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

Gross USA:

$412,544

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,866,905
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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: Dare I offer a glass of wine?
Jacob Pederson: Only if you have enough.
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Connections

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

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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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Intensely Human
29 March 2007 | by GRMacESee all my reviews

If you are looking for a movie that confirms preconceived notions, don't go to this one. Rather than trotting out a character as a rooting interest in the second or third scene, the film presents four individuals who are definitely worthy of your interest and compassion.

The two men in this drama, Jacob and Jorgen, are each powerful in their own ways. Jacob in the power of his convictions, Jorgen in the power of money and commerce. The two women, Helene and Anne, and the decisions they make, are the characters that move the story and set up the very real personal tragedies that ultimately unfold. Rather than a recanting of the general plot, my recommendation is to go into this movie as cold as you can. There are twists to be resolved and lives to learn about -- they are not aided by hearing about them beforehand.

There are no special effects, no flashbacks, no grainy images, and resolution is provided without the use of gun-play. (When was the last time you saw a movie that didn't have a gun figuring in the outcome.) Like real life, it takes a while to learn who the characters are and confirm that first impressions may (or may not) be correct. The pacing of the movie seems to be a primary criticism on the message boards but it seemed to move at a breakneck pace to me. I was very sorry to see it end.

This is a human drama that the "old" Hollywood once made by the boatload. Highly recommended.


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