Director: Susanne Bier. Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rolf Lassgård. 120 min. Rated R. Denmark/Sweden/UK/Norway. Drama.
A Scandinavian working in a poverty-stricken school in India, comes home to negotiate a large donation from a Danish billionaire, who casually invites him to his daughter's wedding. At the wedding, he discovers he's the father of the bride - a daughter he never knew he had. Interesting melodrama, huh? But the movie isn't merely a tearjerker. It takes steps for a broader message, and nicely demonstrates the universality of emotions such as betrayal, love for family, and fear of death. Great acting by the versatile Mikkelsen (the blood-teared villain in Casino Royale). Nominated for a Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar.
PS: This is streaming on Netflix.