Mads Mikkelsen plays Jacob, who works in an orphanage in India. He is Danish but has not lived in Denmark for 20 years. As usual the orphanage is short of money, at a time when he is offered a large Danish donation.
Jørgen, played by Rolf Lassgård, is the benefactor, who insisted that Jacob return to Denmark to sign the papers himself.
Jørgen's daughter is to be married and Jacob is invited to the wedding. When he gets there he discovers that the mother of the bride and his benefactor's wife is his childhood sweetheart, Helene, played by Sidse Babett Knudsen.
The wedding proves to be a critical juncture between past and future and catapults Jacob into the most intense dilemma of his life.
Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa Entertainments
Zentropa Entertainments14 ApS; (DK) Danish Film Institute (Lena Hansson Varhegyi); (DK) DR TV; (DK) Nordisk Film A/S; (UK) Zoma Film; Nordic Film & TV Fund
Anders Thomas Jensen
After the Wedding
Mads Mikkelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rolf Lassgård
35mm / 1.85:1 (widescreen) / Dolby SR Digital
Nordisk Film A/S
Trust Film Sales ApS, Filmbyen 10, Avedøre Tværvej 10, DK-2650 Hvidovre