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The Inheritance

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4.4 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

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Product Description

Ulrich Thomsen, Lis Werlinder. A powerful drama depicting the destruction of the life of a happily married restauranteur living in Stockholm. When his father commits suicide, his manipulative mother forces him to return home to take control of the family's floundering steel business-a business he had abandoned years earlier. 2003/color/115 min/NR.

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Startling in its blunt portrait of a man who fears he will lose his humanity by assuming control of a family business--and who then goes on to lose precisely that--The Inheritance won six Danish Academy Awards, including one for writer-director Per Fly. The second in an ambitious trilogy about class struggles planned by Fly, The Inheritance stars Ulrich Thomsen as Christoffer, a successful restaurateur living happily with a beautiful actress, Maria (Lisa Werlinder). Having fled responsibility for helping run his family's steel business--a miserable time for Christoffer that cost him his health and self-respect--the happy hero finds himself squeezed by his manipulative mother (Ghita Norby) into becoming CEO following his father's suicide. In short order, Christoffer finds himself doing everything he considers despicable: firing loyal employees, jockeying for greater power, forcing out other family members. Fly's somber, low-key storytelling doesn't have to drive home the slow drama of Christoffer's moral and ethical deconstruction. It's a compelling if painful thing to behold, and Thomsen's performance as a man who gets away from himself is something to see. --Tom Keogh


Special features

  • Director commentary
  • "Making-of" Documentary (55 minutes)
  • Essay by film critic Richard Schickel

Product details

  • Actors: Diana Axelsen, Francoise Brustis, Lars Brygmann, Gille Charrier, Jesper Christensen
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled
  • Language: Danish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Danish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Homevision
  • DVD Release Date: June 7, 2005
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00097DXSA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #233,527 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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