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The Inheritance (2003)

Arven (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 9 July 2004 (USA)
A young man is torn between his individual hopes and his sense of duty when his father dies and he is expected to take over the family industry.

Director:

Per Fly

Writers:

Per Fly (screenplay), Kim Leona (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Thomsen ... Christoffer
Lisa Werlinder ... Maria
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ... Annelise
Karina Skands Karina Skands ... Benedikte
Lars Brygmann ... Ulrik
Peter Steen Peter Steen ... Niels
Diana Axelsen Diana Axelsen ... Annika
Jesper Christensen ... Holger Andersen
Ulf Pilgaard Ulf Pilgaard ... Aksel
Dick Kaysø Dick Kaysø ... Jens Mønsted
Sarah Juel Werner ... Marie-Louise
Linda Myrberg Linda Myrberg ... Ung skuespillerinde (Young actress)
Lucy Andoraison Hansen Lucy Andoraison Hansen ... Mira
Eric Viala Eric Viala ... Frederic Rousseau
Valerie Quent Valerie Quent ... Frederic Rousseaus kone (Frederic Rousseau's wife)
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Storyline

A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn between his chosen life and his sense of duty to his family and its past. When he chooses to step in as manager his family life and self-respect languish. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Denmark | Sweden | Norway | UK

Language:

Danish | Swedish | French | Norwegian

Release Date:

9 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Inheritance See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,270, 11 July 2004

Gross USA:

$68,215

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,388,297
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Filmfest Hamburg)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nikolaj Lie Kaas was originally cast to play Ulrich Thomsen's character. See more »

Goofs

The scenes that are supposed to take place in the flat in Stockholm, must have been shot in Denmark, as the electrical switches on the wall are clearly of the typical danish brand "FUGA". See more »

Connections

Followed by Drabet (2005) See more »

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The price of inheritance.
15 April 2007 | by dy158See all my reviews

Christoffer's father Aksel has died. The son of the Borch-Muller steel mill has to return to Denmark from Sweden where he had been staying with actress Maria.

So the two fly home where Christoffer's mother Anneliese (who assumed the role of the head of the house) insisted that her returning son to take over the ailing family steel company. This is much to the objection to Christoffer's sister Benedikte. But their mother is firm in her decision to appoint Christoffer as the new chief.

It was the start of disastrous events to come. With an impending merger with a French steel company, Christoffer has no choice but to fire 200 employees of his father's firm. His own brother-in-law Ulrik was among the ones (given he spread rumours about him), and it's something his own sister Benedikte could not accept. Christoffer even refused to talk about work matters with Maria, thus making their relationship soured even further.

The eventual merger went successful, but at what price?

The price of inheriting a family business too much of a burden for Christoffer, but he learns about how to deal with everyone he knows along the way, though the journey can be really painful. Family ties are also being looked into as well.


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