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The Wedding Director (2006)
"Il regista di matrimoni" (original title)

 |  Drama, Mystery  |  4 June 2008 (USA)
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A film director falls in love with the daughter of a prince.


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Credited cast:
Franco Elica
Bona di Gravina
Sami Frey ...
Principe di Gravina
Gianni Cavina ...
Maurizio Donadoni ...
Bruno Cariello ...
Enzo Baiocco
Simona Nobili ...
Maddalena Baiocco
Chiara Elica
Corinne Castelli ...
Fara Domani / Lucia Mondella
Silvia Ajelli ...
Gioia Rottofreno / Monaca di Monza
Aurora Peres ...
Giacomo Guernieri ...
Carmelo Galati ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giovanni Calcagno
Ludovico Caldarera ...
Riccardo Rezza


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 <>

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One of the most silly and boring films it has ever been my misfortune to watch...
28 May 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The film made no sense to me whatsoever. Good actors(SergioCastellittoaparticular favourite; he was great in "Uomo DelleStelle"/"TheStarmaker"but that was made by Giuseppe Tornatore, a great Italian director as opposed to the mediocre one who made this effort),but awful, rambling script, terrible editing,and a director who seemed to have no idea of what he was trying to say, and ended up saying exactly nothing. Apretentious load of rubbish, but the sort of film that certain Italianpseudo-intellectuals whom it was my misfortune to have known in the dim and distant past would have loved it, and unfortunately Italy has no monopoly on these, they can be found everywhere and probably acclaim this as a great masterpiece. I never thought much of Bellochio as director. I remember seeing his first film "PugniNella Tasca"/"Fists in the Pocket" (or some such title) in Rome when it was first shown close on 50 years ago (I was living thereat the time). All the usual pseudos raved about it, but it left me pretty cold. I didn't think he was much of a director then, and still don't. Age has certainly not improved him, and this film must rank as one of his worst.

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