Inheritance in June
Swipe Films have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Inheritance for 6th June 2005 priced at £19.99. A gripping drama from celebrated Danish director Per Fly (The Bench), Inheritance is the story of a man transformed by power.
Christoffer (Ulrich Thomsen, Festen), heir to a vast industrial fortune, has abandoned the family business for an idyllic life with wife Maria (Lisa Werlinder), a beautiful stage actress. When his father commits suicide, Christoffer must return to Denmark to face the life he left behind him. What he finds is a business on the brink of bankruptcy, a brother-in-law scheming for control, and a domineering mother who insists Christoffer take control of family affairs. His decision will force him to choose between two colliding worlds, between loyalty to his family and the woman he loves.
Part of Fly's trilogy of films dealing with social strata, the film - the winner of six Danish Oscars - also offers a telling meditation on the theme of power and the price you pay for it.
Presented on DVD in Non-Anamorphic Widescreen with Danish Stereo sound and forced English subtitles, the only bonus feature is the theatrical trailer.