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The Wedding (2004)

Wesele (original title)
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.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marian Dziedziel ...
Wieslaw Wojnar
Tamara Arciuch ...
Bride Kaska Wojnarówna
Iwona Bielska ...
Eluska Wojnarowa
Maciej Stuhr ...
Camera Operator Mateusz
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Groom Janusz
Pawel Wilczak ...
Man Providing the Car
Arkadiusz Jakubik ...
Notary Jan Janocha
Jerzy Rogalski ...
Uncle Mundek
Elzbieta Jarosik ...
Landlady
Lech Dyblik ...
Uncle Edek Was
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Sergeant Stys
Tymon Tymanski ...
Wedding Band Manager Tymon
Andrzej Beja-Zaborski ...
Priest Adam
Iwona Wszolkówna ...
Bridesmaid Januszewska
Wojciech Skibinski ...
Grandfather Wincenty Mróz
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Wojnar is a wealthy man who is marrying off his beautiful daughter Kaska, in a small town in present-day Poland. He had to bribe the groom with a fancy car, since Kaska had been pregnant with another man. At the end of the ceremony, the car is delivered by a gangster, who immediately demands the promised sum of money and the deed to land from Kaska's grandfather. Unfortunately, the grandpa is unwilling to let go of the land. Meanwhile each of the wedding reception workers demands to be paid, so Wojnar, who is very reluctant to part with his money, tries to haggle and bribe his way out of all the situations. Written by Will Gilbert

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15 October 2004 (Poland)  »

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This movie's title is exactly the same as the famous Andrzej Wajda's film Wesele (1973), which is an adaptation of a play by Stanislaw Wyspianski, set at the beginning of the 20th century. Although Smarzowski's film is based on his original screenplay, it's nevertheless a sharp critical look at Polish society with its numerous defects and flaws, just like the play and the older movie were. See more »

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An awesome portrait about society values and decay
1 April 2011 | by (West Indies) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie from the very beginning to its end. Direction is superb, screenplay, character's performance, everything is brilliantly played and the output is understandingly remarkable. On the other hand, I disagree with some of the opinions posted on this board; this movie does not intend to reflect the lack of improvement since the fall of communism in Poland, or the advances of capitalism. It is not focused on politics, or at least I never got that impression. It's merely a burlesque artwork on human feelings, disillusion and settled values of this new global society; the impact they have on the lives of people in a small town in central Europe. Villages are the same elsewhere, in France or in USA, in Brazil or in Sweden, and villagers are always subjected to mockery because of their outdated and weird customs. For me, this is the best movie i've ever seen from Poland, and a great surprise. Will always recommend it!


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