12
Jan 05

The Inheritance is a dour Danish film

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The Inheritance is a dour Danish film which was probably paid for by the Swedish Tourist Board. It has at its heart a simple dilemma:

Given the choice do you
a) Stay with you lovely wife and child in Stockholm (which is always sunny) where you run a very successful restaurant, have loads of friends and beaucoup de good sex

or

b) Return to Denmark (where it is always raining) to take over the ailing family steelworks, the cause of your fathers recent suicide. In doing so you will have to fire some of your oldest friends, and upset your brother-in-law and therefore sister who was promised management of the venture. You previously left the steelworks due to it causing you a nervous breakdown, and now you will develop a serious drinking habit. You will also have to spend plenty of time with an overbearing mother who makes Lady Macbeth look mildly encouraging. Oh, and you will end up in a loveless marriage with a barren hag.

Not really a choice is it. And therein lies the problem with The Inheritance.

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