Jakob Ladegaard

Enden på en ny begyndelse: Arv i nyere dansk film og tv-drama

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Inheritance is about cold cash and warm emotions. On a macroeconomic level, inherited wealth is a source of inequality, but on a personal level it is a gift between relatives that can involve gratitude, but also a sense of obligation and duty; continuity, but also conflicts. These perspectives often clash in public discussions about inheritance law and taxation. This article discusses the implicit notions about inheritance and their relationship to positions in the public debate in three Danish filmic works: Per Fly’s Inheritance (2003), first season of the TV-series The Heirs (2014) and Christian Sønderby Jepsen’s The Will (2011).
Translated title of the contributionThe End of a New Beginning: Inheritance in Contemporary Danish Film and Television Drama
Original languageDanish
JournalSlagmark - tidsskrift for idéhistorie
Issue82: ARV
Pages (from-to)91-109
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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