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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

Christian Refner: Jorgen's fantastic. He's brilliant, really brilliant
Christian Refner: People often fear him, but I don't.
Jacob Pederson: Good
Christian Refner: He's worth over a billion but started out flat broke... but you can't tell
Jacob Pederson: That he started flat broke?
Christian Refner: No, no
[nervous laughter]
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Connections

Referenced in Vild med dans: Vals og cha-cha-cha, del 2 (2011) See more »

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Disco Fever
Written and Performed by Didier Viseux
(c) + (p) Upright Music / CDM Music Library
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Intense and Engaging Family Drama
27 July 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In a very poor area of India, the altruist Danish Jacob Pederson (Mads Mikkelsen) teaches and nurses children in an orphanage and has raised the eight year old Pramod since he was a foster baby. When Jacob is invited to travel to Copenhagen to meet the wealthy businessman Jørgen Lennart Hannson (Rolf Lassgård) that intends to donate a large amount to the orphanage, the reluctant Jacob is convinced by the director Mrs. Shaw (Meenal Patel) that he must travel for the good of the children, and he promises to Pramod to be back on his birthday on the next week. Jacob has a meeting with the self-made tycoon that promises a donation of one million-dollar and is invited to go to the wedding of his daughter Anna Hannson (Stine Fischer Christensen) on the next day. In the wedding, Jacob sees Jørgen's wife Helene Hannson (Sidse Babett Knudsen), who had a past with him, and discovers a family secret that will affect his and the Hannson's lives.

"Efter Brylluppet" is an intense and engaging family drama. The beginning (and the end) of this movie discloses the poor conditions of people in India and gives the false idea that the plot would be about the social differences between India and Denmark. Then there is a twist in the unpredictable story focusing serendipity and the personal dramas with many other discoveries of the lead characters and the masterminded plan of the clever Jørgen. All the characters are believable and human supported by magnificent direction of Susanne Blier that plays the emotions and feelings of the viewers; an awesome screenplay and top-notch performances. Sidse Babett Knudsen and Stine Fischer Christensen are very beautiful women and I really loved this feature. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Depois do Casamento" ("After the Wedding")


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