Director: Susanne Bier (In A Better World, Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards 2011)
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rolf Lassgard, Stine Fischer Christensen
Jacob (Mads Mikkelsen) is an idealistic man who works at an orphanage in India. By his own choice, Jacob is a Danish citizen, who hasn’t lived in Denmark for 20 years. However, his orphanage is always in desperate need of funds, and when Jørgen (Rolf Lassgård), a Danish businessman, contacts him about a large donation, he imposes a condition on Jacob: He must come to Denmark to sign their contract.
As it happens, Jacob’s arrival in Denmark coincides with the wedding of Jørgen’s daughter, and Jacob is invited to join the festivities. There, Jacob discovers that the mother of the bride (his benefactor’s wife) is in fact the love of his youth, Helene (Sidse Babett Knudsen).
The wedding becomes a landmark meeting of the past and the future and puts Jacob in the dilemma of his life.