Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding)
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Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding)
A multi-millionaire wants to know how much his money can really buy in this drama from Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier. Though born and raised in Denmark, Jacob Peterson (Mads Mikkelsen) has made a life for himself in India, where he runs an orphanage for homeless children. While Jacob cares little for money, raising funds is part of the responsibilities of his position, and when he learns that Jørgan (Rolf Lassgård), a wealthy Danish businessman, is willing to donate four million dollars under the condition that he meet with him in person, Jacob grudgingly hops a flight back home. Once in… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lovely, dense and surprising."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Bier's not timid about tossing any number of volatile ingredients into an already-simmering pot."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"There's nothing quite as devastating as tragedy treated with sharp and precise Northern European restraint."
‑ Joumane Chahine, Film Comment Magazine
"Un buen ejemplo de cómo se puede hacer una película madura y atrapante con el mismo argumento base de una telenovela mexicana."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"After the Wedding is seamless, holding our attention, engaging our emotions and satisfying our cinematic needs with a story of human weakness, strength, heart and the capriciousness of fate"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"One of the more interesting themes of this movie is the question of which is more important to a cause, the man or the money."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards, Film.com
"You leave the movie feeling exhausted, argumentative and exhilarated, surely the sign of a powerful film in any language."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"As a critic, I don't always have the luxury of choosing everything I see. And a lucky thing, too, because director Susanne Bier's After the Wedding is making a strong argument that my instincts about Danish cinema are wrong wrong wrong."
‑ Heather Huntington, ReelzChannel.com
"It's a treat when a movie offers characters this rich and layered."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"Every scene is kissed with irony, the characters all seem believably flawed, the narrative unfolds with just the right storytelling panache and everything else about the production seems right."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Yes, they throw more than rice at this Wedding, but it's all in service of an astutely observed and sometimes shattering human drama."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"It's a traumatic journey peeling away those layers of secrecy, repression and regret, but the actors are equal to those hyper-emotional demands. After the Wedding is a story told with unsparing honesty and skill."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Une oeuvre aussi sincère que les intentions de ses protagonistes qui épate par l'efficacité d'une mise en scènes dont les rouages se veulent entièrement au service du discours"
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"One of the very best films to be released in America in the first third of 2007."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Those willing to overlook its emotional grandstanding will find much to admire and even more to think about in this Oscar-nominated Danish drama."
‑ Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun
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