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The Inheritance(Arven)

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Denmark, Sweden, Norway · 2003
1h 56m
Director Per Fly
Starring Ulrich Thomsen, Lisa Werlinder, Ghita Nørby, Lars Brygmann
Genre Drama

When his father commits suicide, Christoffer is called back to take over the management of the family business, a steelworks factory. Although his dreams and passions lie elsewhere, he feels obliged to take up the duty. As the management task gradually takes over his life, Christoffer begins to lose everything he once held dear.

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New York Daily News by Jami Bernard

Don't see The Inheritance if you're already depressed. This airless downer from Danish director Per Fly is about an heir who makes one wrong decision from which even lousier decisions effortlessly flow.


TV Guide Magazine by Ken Fox

Fly's striking, often suspenseful drama has all the elements of a Shakespearean tragedy: an insecure young prince who must prove his mettle and loses his soul; a cruel, manipulative queen who cares only for power; a close adviser whose motives aren't always clear.


Village Voice by Leslie Camhi

The Inheritance is most effective in its first half...But the film falters as it moves closer to home and the heart, veering off into melodramatic and quasi-surreal scenarios.


The New Republic by Stanley Kauffmann

Once we learn the story's terrain, we have a pretty good idea of the paths it will follow. Still, because the picture is tidily directed and acted--in one case, better than that--it has the comforts of well-made old things.

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