Highest Rated Feature Films Released 2004-01-01 to 2004-12-31 With At Least 1000 Votes


1. Black Friday (2004)

143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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76 Metascore

Black Friday is a film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, told through the different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Pavan Malhotra, Aditya Srivastava, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 9,707 | Gross: $0.03M

2. The Lizard (2004)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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A recently jailed petty thief disguises as a religious and succeeds in escaping; but has to stay in a religious' role more than he expected to.

Director: Kamal Tabrizi | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Bahram Ibrahimi, Shahrokh Foroutanian, Farideh Sepah Mansour

Votes: 6,152

3. The Right Way (2004)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Amy and David are two underachievers from suburbia. Amy has had a rough life raised by her neglectful drug addicted single mother. David has been raised in a more conventional family, but ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Penney | Stars: Karyn Dwyer, Jefferson Brown, Gloria Slade, James McGowan

Votes: 1,308

4. When I Grow Up, I'll Be a Kangaroo (2004)

92 min | Comedy

8.4
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The film consists of three parallel stories that are interwoven and played in Vozdovac. In the first story, Braca tries to seduce Iris, a model from the city center. Although they try not ... See full summary »

Director: Radivoje Andric | Stars: Sergej Trifunovic, Marija Karan, Nebojsa Glogovac, Boris Milivojevic

Votes: 6,607

5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

R | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.3
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89 Metascore

When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Votes: 669,234 | Gross: $34.13M

6. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 249,053 | Gross: $5.50M

7. Swades (2004)

Not Rated | 189 min | Drama

8.3
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A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Balal, Smith Seth

Votes: 58,193 | Gross: $1.22M

8. A Moment to Remember (2004)

117 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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A Korean love story about a young couple's enduring love, which is tested when 27 year old Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease.

Director: John H. Lee | Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Ye-jin Son, Jong-hak Baek, Sun-jin Lee

Votes: 16,064

9. Virumandi (2004)

175 min | Action, Drama, Romance

8.3
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A temperamental farmer gets embroiled in a bloody clan feud in a southern Tamil Nadu village.

Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Abhirami, Pasupathy, Napolean

Votes: 2,283

10. Shwaas (2004)

107 min | Drama

8.3
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36 Metascore

This story is about how an old man tried to show his grandson the preciousness and beauty of life in a no win situation such as cancer. It is about keeping a positive attitude towards life.

Director: Sandeep Sawant | Stars: Arun Nalawade, Ashwin Chitale, Sandeep Kulkarni, Amruta Subhash

Votes: 1,000 | Gross: $0.00M

11. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

Votes: 214,994 | Gross: $4.71M

12. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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86 Metascore

A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 483,571 | Gross: $100.42M

13. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, War

8.1
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79 Metascore

Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Xolani Mali

Votes: 265,290 | Gross: $23.47M

14. The Sea Inside (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

8.1
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74 Metascore

The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, Mabel Rivera

Votes: 64,679 | Gross: $2.09M

15. Nobody Knows (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

8.1
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88 Metascore

In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Yûya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura, Momoko Shimizu

Votes: 17,327 | Gross: $0.68M

16. 3-Iron (2004)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.1
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72 Metascore

A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Seung-yeon Lee, Hyun-kyoon Lee, Hyuk-ho Kwon, Jeong-ho Choi

Votes: 38,741 | Gross: $0.24M

17. Turtles Can Fly (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, War

8.1
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85 Metascore

Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Soran Ebrahim, Avaz Latif, Saddam Hossein Feysal, Hiresh Feysal Rahman

Votes: 13,459 | Gross: $0.26M

18. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, War

8.1
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64 Metascore

A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Bin Won, Eun-ju Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong

Votes: 31,998 | Gross: $1.11M

19. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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90 Metascore

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Votes: 480,713 | Gross: $261.44M

20. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

8.0
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76 Metascore

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Votes: 397,047 | Gross: $13.46M

21. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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83 Metascore

The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 514,313 | Gross: $66.21M

22. Before Sunset (2004)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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90 Metascore

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Votes: 168,889 | Gross: $5.79M

23. Head-On (2004)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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78 Metascore

In 'Gegen die Wand' Cahit, a 40-something male from Mersin in Turkey has removed everything Turkish from his life. He has become an alcoholic drug addict and at the start of the movie wants... See full summary »

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Güven Kiraç, Zarah Jane McKenzie

Votes: 41,024

24. Innocent Voices (2004)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.0
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66 Metascore

A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him.

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Carlos Padilla, Leonor Varela, Xuna Primus, Gustavo Muñoz

Votes: 6,196 | Gross: $0.19M

25. Be with You (2004)

119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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Mio's death leaves husband Takumi and 6 year old son Yuji fending for themselves. Taku occasionally suffers fainting spells, is disorganized, and fears that his health hindered Mio's ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiro Doi | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Shidô Nakamura, Akashi Takei, Karen Miyama

Votes: 3,204

26. Ab Tak Chhappan (2004)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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Aan honest cop named Sadhu Agashe makes a name for himself by killing criminals in sting operations instead of locking them up in prison. The film follows his method of working, gives an ... See full summary »

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Nana Patekar, Revathy, Yashpal Sharma, Mohan Agashe

Votes: 4,510

27. Simon (2004)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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59 Metascore

A mild-mannered gay dentist and a hedonist womanizer rekindle their unlikely friendship when the latter's terminal cancer drives them back together after a decade apart.

Director: Eddy Terstall | Stars: Cees Geel, Marcel Hensema, Rifka Lodeizen, Nadja Hüpscher

Votes: 7,467 | Gross: $0.00M

28. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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53 Metascore

A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 397,721 | Gross: $0.06M

29. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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69 Metascore

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

Votes: 361,736 | Gross: $54.56M

30. The Chorus (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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56 Metascore

The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music.

Director: Christophe Barratier | Stars: Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Kad Merad

Votes: 44,268 | Gross: $3.63M

31. Lakshya (2004)

186 min | War, Drama, Romance

7.9
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An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Om Puri

Votes: 11,385 | Gross: $0.75M

32. Veer-Zaara (2004)

192 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.9
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67 Metascore

The story of the love between Veer Pratap Singh, an Indian, and Zaara Hayaat Khan, a Pakistani...a love so great it knows no boundaries...

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Kiron Kher

Votes: 34,667 | Gross: $2.92M

33. Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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59 Metascore

When the kinetic Rory moves into his room in the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, his effect on the home is immediate. Most telling is his friendship with Michael, a young man with cerebral palsy and nearly unintelligible speech. Somehow, Rory understands Michael, and encourages him to experience life outside the confines of home.

Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Steven Robertson, Alan King

Votes: 11,610 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Mind Game (I) (2004)

103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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64 Metascore

The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends ... See full summary »

Directors: Masaaki Yuasa, Kôji Morimoto | Stars: Kôji Imada, Sayaka Maeda, Takashi Fujii, Seiko Takuma

Votes: 5,754

35. G.O.R.A. (2004)

127 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A slick young Turk kidnapped by extraterrestrials shows his great « humanitarian spirit » by outwitting the evil commander-in-chief of the planet of G.O.R.A.

Director: Ömer Faruk Sorak | Stars: Cem Yilmaz, Rasim Öztekin, Özkan Ugur, Idil Firat

Votes: 33,721

36. Beautiful City (2004)

101 min | Drama

7.9
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69 Metascore

Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the... See full summary »

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Faramarz Gharibian, Babak Ansari, Hossein Farzi-Zadeh

Votes: 3,115

37. Arya (2004)

151 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Arya falls in love with Geeta, who is in love with Ajay. But Arya helps them both to unite, thus leading to his own love come out for her.

Director: Sukumar | Stars: Allu Arjun, Anuradha Mehta, Siva Balaji, Rajan P. Dev

Votes: 2,227

38. Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004)

170 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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73 Metascore

This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Among these people are two small ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Alexandra Aidini, Nikos Poursanidis, Giorgos Armenis, Vasilis Kolovos

Votes: 3,055 | Gross: $0.02M

39. Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds (2004)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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This is a movie about amateur spirit made with an amateur spirit. It is the story of two adolescents who live in a small village, work in temporary summer jobs in a small town near their ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmet Uluçay | Stars: Fizuli Caferof, Gülayse Erkoc, Hasbiye Günay, Kadir Kaymaz

Votes: 3,604

40. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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73 Metascore

When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 350,310 | Gross: $176.05M

41. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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82 Metascore

It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 383,785 | Gross: $249.36M

42. Finding Neverland (2004)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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67 Metascore

The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 174,845 | Gross: $51.68M

43. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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78 Metascore

In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Qiu Yuen, Shengyi Huang

Votes: 99,633 | Gross: $17.10M

44. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán

Votes: 83,156 | Gross: $16.76M

45. Dear Frankie (2004)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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63 Metascore

After having responded to her son's numerous letters in the guise of his father, a woman hires a stranger to pose as his dad when meeting him.

Director: Shona Auerbach | Stars: Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Gerard Butler, Mary Riggans

Votes: 18,967 | Gross: $1.34M

46. The Taste of Tea (2004)

143 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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77 Metascore

A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhito Ishii | Stars: Maya Banno, Takahiro Satô, Tadanobu Asano, Satomi Tezuka

Votes: 4,576

47. Yesterday (I) (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama

7.8
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After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Leleti Khumalo, Lihle Mvelase, Kenneth Khambula, Harriet Lenabe

Votes: 1,909

48. Machuca (2004)

121 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

Two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile.

Director: Andrés Wood | Stars: Matías Quer, Ariel Mateluna, Manuela Martelli, Aline Küppenheim

Votes: 9,039

49. The Hidden Blade (2004)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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76 Metascore

During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 4,717 | Gross: $0.04M

50. The Wedding (2004)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A wealthy small-town wiseguy organizes the wedding party for his daughter. As the party begins, unexpected events start to occur and disturb the party for the hosts and guests alike.

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski | Stars: Marian Dziedziel, Tamara Arciuch, Iwona Bielska, Maciej Stuhr

Votes: 2,129