AKA the Danish movie that didn’t win the Oscar. Susanne Bier’s drama about a Dane who runs an orphanage in India but has to return to Copenhagen to ask a wealthy man for money is the kind of tale that loses a lot in the telling, and even more if it’s told in advance. It’s a very good movie, so I won’t spoil it. You’ll have to contend with the director’s statement and four stars:
After the Wedding is a film about secrets. About how you live close together, love each other and how it is being part of a family… And about how you can keep deep and important truths hidden from the people you love without really feeling any shame.
Efter brylluppet. Susanne Bier, 2006. ****