Plot & Details
A man is torn between love, family, and a responsibility he does not want in this drama. Christoffer (Ulrich Thomsen) used to work for his family's steel company, but when the stress of the job began taking a serious toll on his health, he left the firm and now happily runs a restaurant in Stockholm and is married to Maria (Lisa Werlinder), a lovely and promising stage actress. At the urging of his father, Christoffer flies to Denmark for a family visit, only to discover upon arrival that his dad has just killed himself. Christoffer quickly discovers why: the steel business is on the verge of collapse and his mother (Ghita Nørby) urges him to take over rather than let his brother-in-law Ulrik (Lars Brygmann) assume control. Christoffer reluctantly agrees, but before long, his decision begins to drive a wedge between himself and Maria, while his difficulty in reviving the failing business forces him to deal honestly with his employees in a manner he's not accustomed to, as well as dealing with the uncomfortable points of corporate power. Arven (aka The Inheritance) is the second part of a trilogy by director Per Fly on the three primary social classes, following his 2000 debut Bænken.
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 107min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/13/2004
- DVD Release Date: 06/07/2005
- Distributor(s): Cinema Guild, Egmont Entertainment
- Director(s): Per Fly
- Starring: Ulrich Thomsen , Lisa Werlinder , Ghita Nørby , Lars Brygmann , Karina Skands
- Themes: Mothers and Sons,Office Politics,Families in Crisis
- Tone: Autumnal,Biting,Cerebral,Deliberate,Intimate,Meditative,Passionate,Understated
- Keywords: collapse,family-business,family-responsibilities,father,restaurant,stress [worry],suicide,takeover
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (07-09-2004)
- Language: French,Swedish