Skip to main content

AFTER THE WEDDING

Denmark, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: Susanne Bier

AFTER THE WEDDING

“One of the most emotionally devastating films of the year, After The Wedding is also one of the most important.” - Toronto Film Festival Screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen and director Susanne Bier's (a reformed Dogme disciple of what Village Voice calls “emotional disaster movies”) gut-wrenching drama looks at the emotional implosion that occurs when the lives of an altruistic aid worker and an arrogant billionaire collide. Jacob (Mads Mikkelsen, Exit in this year's MIFF) runs an orphanage in India. When it is threatened with closure, he receives a generous offer from Jorgen, a Danish benefactor, on condition that Jacob fly to Copenhagen for a personal meeting and the wedding of his daughter. What unravels after these events is a series of secrets and subterfuge of near biblical proportions. Jensen and Bier last screened at MIFF with Brothers in 2005.

D Susanne Bier P Sisse Graum Jørgensen S Anders Thomas Jensen Dist Arkles Entertainment L Danish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/122mins

See also...

BOSS OF IT ALL, THE

“Here comes a film. It's a comedy and harmless.” - Lars von Trier When the owner of an IT company decides to sell up, he's forced to wheel out the CEO to seal the deal. The only problem is the ... More »

LIGHTS IN THE DUSK

“Brilliantly efficient storytelling.” - BBC Passive and isolated, our hero Koistinen is a night watchman, an outcast rejected by the other security guards and snubbed by strangers at the local ... More »

INLAND EMPIRE

“Screwdriver madness! Prostitutes doing The Locomotion! A sitcom starring rabbits speaking gibberish! Welcome to the very, very (very) strange world of David Lynch.” - BBC Step inside the dark ... More »

BLACK SNAKE MOAN

“The creators of Hustle and Flow have another raw hit on their hands!” - Hollywood Reporter Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci and Justin Timberlake headline this gritty metamorphosis of deeply ... More »

I AM THE OTHER WOMAN

“Von Trotta's spirited direction is as lively as the subject matter, attesting that this pioneer of women's cinema has lost none of her considerable powers.” - Toronto Film Festival German ... More »

GLUE

What is a hormonal teen in the middle of small-town Patagonia to do? Informed by director Alexis Dos Santos' own youth, the energetic and sensual Glue represents the emergence of another exciting ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director