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AFTER THE WEDDING

Denmark, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: Susanne Bier

“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

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