The Inheritance (2003 film)
|Directed by||Per Fly|
|Produced by||Ib Tardini|
|Written by||Kim Leona
|Music by||Halfdan E|
|Cinematography||Harald Gunnar Paalgard|
Christoffer (Ulrich Thomsen) is called back from his life as a restaurant manager in Sweden when his father commits suicide. His mother, Annelise (Ghita Nørby) puts pressure on him to take over management of the family business, a steelworks factory.
Although his heart is not in it, he feels obligated to take up the task. The decision is met with frustration and anger from his wife Maria (Lisa Werlinder), who eventually accepts his decision and moves back to Denmark along with him.
The management task is slowly taking over Christoffer's time and life, and as a consequence, he ignores the needs of himself and his wife. As the managerial dilemmas include some of his personal relations, he is forced to give up his personal morals in order to meet the company needs.
Slowly, but surely, his altered life style pushes him away from Maria, who moves back to pursue her career as an actress in Sweden, which pushes him further towards a nervous breakdown.
The movie ends with the acceptance of his fate, indicating that he is following closely in the footsteps of his father, which led to the suicide in the beginning.
|Jesper Christensen||Holger Andersen|
|Dick Kaysø||Jens Mønsted|
|Sarah Juel Werner||Marie-Louise|
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