After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet)

After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet)

After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet)
Please note, this film opens in Auckland at the Academy Cinema & Matakana Cinema from January 24.

Acclaimed Danish director Susanne Bier returns with this Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

Far from home, Jacob (Casino Royale villain, Mads Mikkelsen), runs a struggling orphanage in one India’s poorest regions. Desperate to save the orphanage from closure, he returns to Denmark to meet Jorgen (Rolf Lassg?rd) a wealthy businessman and potential benefactor. Jorgen offers Jacob a seemingly innocent invitation to attend his daughter’s wedding. What appears to be nothing more than a friendly gesture sets in motion an increasingly devastating series of surprises, revelations, and confessions that will forever change their lives.
2008120 minsDenmark, SwedenDanish, Swedish, Hindi, English
Drama

After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet) / Reviews

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Flicks, Team

This film wants to be Festen. If you haven't seen it, it's a minor masterpiece made by Thomas Vinterburg and released in 1998. The English title is The Celebration and it's the first certified film made according to Dogme 95. It's also a hell of a lot more interesting to talk about than the mildly painful After the Wedding.

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Variety

Variety

Could easily have become unbearably sentimental and cliched. Instead, thanks to a tight script, sharp direction and excellent actors, new film by Danish helmer Susanne Bier manages to be both emotional and engaging...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A fine and, on a scene-by-scene basis, often better than fine, if effectively unadventurous work...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Once again Bier demonstrates just how misleading appearances can be, as she artfully removes the veneers concealing the dark truths locked away by her intriguing characters...

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Salon

Salon

What feels at first like a quiet, straightforward picture builds into one of the richest and most satisfying of the year so far, in any genre or any language...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Potent Danish drama of skeletons falling out of family closets is occasionally deliberate but mostly mesmerising...

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LA Weekly

LA Weekly

Evidently, this bloated piece of Oscar-nominated nonsense was a big hit in Denmark, which makes me think there's a glittering future in that otherwise discriminating country for several seasons of "Days of Our Lives."...

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BBC

BBC

According to Danish director Susanne Bier, humanity resides between a rock and a hard place. Like her previous films (Open Hearts, Brothers), After The Wedding is an unabashed melodrama about a family torn apart by the randomness of life. As usual the performances are strong; Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) excelling as a sullen aid worker uprooted from India to confront his past. It's a good thing too as the plot is about as subtly orchestrated as a pop star's nuptials...

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