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?