Lisa Schwarzbaum
March 30, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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.

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