After the Wedding ( Efter brylluppet )
After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet) review
Jacob Petersen is India to assist in an orphanage. CEO Jørgen Hannson meets with Jacob to discuss the details of a possible donation to the orphanage. Jørgen then invites Jacob to her daughter's wedding, namely Anna's. Helene, Jørgen's wife, notices a familiar figure in the church. A realistic picture about love, sacrifice, fidelity, marriage, choices, and regret. Screenplay was good with lines from Jørgen - "But we can't control everything in the world." "Time should be well spent." and Anna - "You can't manipulate people like that." Score, cinematogprahy and direction were splendid, only reservations I had were the pacing in the beginning and somewhat late plot development to make the film interesting. Rolf Lassgård had an impressive performance, very touching and sincere. Rest felt bland and stone faced. After the Wedding is an authentic dramatic film that is well crafted with figures that seemed realistic. Lacks humor against a film such as Another Year, which I enjoyed more with its similar life affirming premise.