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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
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Principe di Gravina
Gianni Cavina ...
Smamma
Maurizio Donadoni ...
Micetti
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Enzo Baiocco
Simona Nobili ...
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Chiara Elica
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Giacomo Guernieri ...
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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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Italy is like that--unfortunately
27 October 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

There is something that one of the characters (the aging film director who pretends to be dead) says which may summarize all the film: "In Italy it's the dead who rule". True! This is a country without a future, in the hands of old and jaded men. And Bellocchio's cryptic portrait of the country, pivoted on the apparently senseless story of a director who has to film marriage parties to earn a living, manages to say a lot about what is not working here. But foreigners may miss the point, as it's not clearly expressed. I understand that Australian or Canadian people who watch this may get bored and wonder if there's a meaning--well, there's a meaning, but it's clear only to people who live here today, and keep their eyes wide open... like Bellocchio. Surely it's not one of his best films, and it's not as powerful as Buongiorno, notte, but it's worth seeing... for Italians who live in Italy.


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