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The Wedding Party (2005)

Die Bluthochzeit (original title)
Screaming, shooting, tears and blood changes the party into a nightmare.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hermann Walzer
Franz Berger
Andy Walzer
Arne Lenk ...
Mark Walzer
Julia Schmidt ...
Yvonne Walzer
Imogen Kogge ...
Hannelore Walzer
Katrin Walzer
Nand Buyl ...
Opa Brüngel
Fabian Hinrichs ...
Alexander Halberstadt
Lisa Potthoff ...
Sophie Halberstadt (as Lisa Maria Potthoff)
Stephan Bissmeier ...
Herbert Halberstadt
Michaela Rosen ...
Susanne Halberstadt
Stefan Rudolf ...
Dieter Brandecker ...
Matthias Redlhammer ...


In rural Westphalia, Franz Berger struggles to keep his inn open. On this day, a bluff, overbearing bully, Hermann Walzer, has booked the dining room for a wedding banquet for his son Mark. There's bad blood between Berger and Walzer, so when the first course, shrimp cocktail, is off, Hermann storms out with the wedding party vowing not to pay. Franz locks the loo door, taking prisoners of the bride and Hermann's wife while he also locks the estate's outer gates, leaving Hermann and the rest outside. Walzer, a pheasant hunter, lays siege; shotguns, rifles, grenades, a shovel, and other weapons leave no one safe. Will it take death to bring these men to their senses? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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21 April 2005 (Germany)  »

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Banquete de boda  »

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Based on the comic book "Lune de guerre" by Jean Van Hamme and Hermann Huppen, published by Editions Dupuis. See more »


The bald guy tells that his cellphone has a different network so he might be able to use it to call police. However, the restaurant chef, when he told that there is no mobile connection in this location, never mentioned a specific network. See more »


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A nightmare on wedding-street!
30 January 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I've seen many good movies but this one was really great. Armin Rohde plays the role of the rich man who doesn't know a words like "unsuccesful" or "no" so realistic that he really scared me. I mean who goes for a hunt after church on his way to his own son's wedding dinner. The hole film is really funny as long as you know that your own father or stepfather doesn't look OR act like the character Armin Rohde plays.

The conflicts in the film don't seem unrealistic. The setting, the hotel and restaurant, are wonderful. The actors fulfill their roles in a way that is not too soap- or sitcom-like and once again it is a pity that most German movies are not translated into English.

If you liked "Meet the Fockers" you will like that one too.

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