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The Wedding Director (2006)

Il regista di matrimoni (original title)
A film director falls in love with the daughter of a prince.

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Franco Elica
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Bona di Gravina
Sami Frey ...
Principe di Gravina
Gianni Cavina ...
Smamma
Maurizio Donadoni ...
Micetti
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Enzo Baiocco
Simona Nobili ...
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Carmelo Galati ...
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Franco Elica is a film director casting a remake of a pious melodrama in Rome. He's melancholy, heading south for a break. On a beach, he meets a man who films weddings and is roped into helping film the wedding of the daughter of a severe and imperious prince. The wedding is one of convenience - the prince needs money, the groom is a mama's boy. Elica is attracted to the bride, Boda, and tries to convince her not to marry. No matter how outrageous his behavior, the prince keeps Elica on as the wedding director. As the wedding approaches, what's real blurs with Elica's imagination. Is he mad? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Counted the minutes until it was over.
5 October 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I checked this out at the Vancouver International Film Festival and was not impressed.

The only area of the film I enjoyed was the commentary on film-making. For the most part, this film seemed random and somewhat fantastical (I don't say that in a complimentary way, however) and just silly. It was as if he was mixing fantasy with everyday life, which may sounds intriguing in some films, but the fantasy merely seemed needlessly perverse.

My criticism of this film is not upon the actors, rather the story itself. I found it boring and narcissistic. I wanted my money back, but considering it was a Film Festival, that wasn't about to happen.


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