The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Mads & Susanne • Retake

Retake: Mads & Susanne

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This series is over. We’ve covered ‘Open Hearts’ and ‘After the Wedding,’ both directed by Susanne Bier and starring Mads Mikkelsen. So what did we think of this pairing, and of this pair? We’re fans of both of their work for sure.

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“Let’s change the name of this series to Mads and/or Susanne so we can add any other film either of them have done, regardless of whether they’ve worked together on it or not.”

We’re done talking about the movies. Now let’s talk about the series.

We have come to the end of our Mads & Susanne series, exploring two films from director Susanne Bier that star Mads Mikkelsen. All told, we covered Open Hearts and After the Wedding. So what did we – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – think about not just the films but the series as a whole? And what do we think about these two artists?

Here’s a hint at what we talk about.

We’re certainly fans of both of these people. As for their collaborative output, After the Wedding stands out as the highlight. Open Hearts was a bit more divisive for us, and neither of us were fans of the Dogme 95 style.

We also rank both of the films on Flickchart.

It was a fun series and a great addition to our 11th season. Next up – 90s Comedy! The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins!

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