Arven (The Inheritance)
Arven (The Inheritance) (2004)

A man is torn between love, family, and a responsibility he does not want in this drama. Christoffer (Ulrich Thomsen) used to work for his family's steel company, but when the stress of the job began taking a serious toll on his health,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 9, 2004
DVD Release Date: June 7, 2005
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

There's a major difference between Inheritance and The Godfather -- and that's a lack of epic and thematic sweep.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Highly dramatic and intensely emotional, blessed with strong themes and an unstoppable narrative drive, it is adult, intelligent entertainment of a kind we rarely see these days.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...there's absolutely no denying the effectiveness of Thomsen's heartbreaking performance...

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

What makes The Inheritance so watchable, and so different from recent couples dramas like Closer, is that these privileged people are decent, likable and struggling to do the right thing.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

Fly's heartbreaking drama about a man who inherits a ton of power and buckets of sorrow will tell you all you need to know about the soul-destroying nature of corporate culture.

Christopher Null

like updating Bergman for this millennium

Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In his role, Thomsen is strong and convincing.

Leighton Walter Kille
Boston Globe

While the entire movie is one massive flashback, the real reasons for all this Danish dysfunction go unexplored.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Telling and insightful, inventively filmed and extremely well-acted as usual ... but why are Danish films so relentlessly bleak?

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[font=Century Gothic]In "The Inheritance", Christoffer(Ulrich Thomsen), a restauranteur, and Maria(Lisa Werlinder), an up-and-coming Shakespearean… More