19.1.12

Film: After The Wedding

I did not expect to like this film.  I ordered it and it sat and sat on top of the DVD player.  I could not even remember why I had ordered it.  One night when Dr. J was out for a work thing I decided to watch it.
This movie is excellent. Amazing. Easily a favorite. 
It is also primarily in English. 

This Dutch film came out in 2006 and gained nation wide attention after showing at the Toronto Film Festival in the same year. The story starts in India at an orphanage and plays out mostly among the wealthy elite in Denmark. 
The film is chilling in its explorations of love, money, obligation and responsibility.  It has amazing twists, that are impossible to foresee.  
From the NYT review this film: "relies on whipped-up familiar ingredients — a birth, a death, a wedding, a funeral, a man, a woman, another man, another woman"
I recommend seeing the film prior to reading any reviews.  I promise you will love it.

Have you seen After The Wedding? 

12 comments:

Clair said...

Yes I have and I agree with your
review. Excellent movie.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Thanks, I do want to see it.

vintch said...

just the cover alone makes me want to rent it! thank you for sharing:)

Ninjagaiden78 said...

I have seen the preview of this film and after your cosign, I will def check it out.
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Nat said...

Sounds interesting! Hope you have a very happy birthday...

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Must check it out, thanks for the intro, Ren!

Getrealmommy said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I never know what the heck to watch when I do have a chance to watch a movie. I'll put this on my list.

cpcable said...

Interesting. I hadn't heard of it, which shows you just how out of the loop I am. I'll have to see if Steve can snag us a copy.... Thanks for the review!

demie said...

a really good film and Mads Mikkelsen is one of my favorite actors. ever!

sherri said...

I am intrigued. Will check it out, thanks. You and your dudes have a great weekend! xo, s

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

i've never seen it but i love film festival movies. they are just so different and real. and the acting is FAR better in my book!
xo TJ

Amber said...

seen it and loved it! It definitely keeps you on your toes.

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