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After the Wedding

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After the Wedding

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
120 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/30/07
performer:
Sidse Babett Knudsen, Mads Mikkelsen
director:
Susanne Bier
author:
Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

Masculine complexity is what Mads Mikkelsen was famous for long before he wept blood in Casino Royale. In After the Wedding, he plays a Danish orphanage worker in India, summoned home to receive a large donation — with considerable strings — from a benefactor (Rolf Lassgard) married to a beauty (Sidse Babett Knudsen) with a complicated past. Talented filmmaker Susanne Bier (Brothers), armed with an outstanding compositional sense, keeps control over the storms of melodrama that swirl in this rich weepie, a 2006 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.