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The Wedding Party (2005)

Die Bluthochzeit (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 21 April 2005 (Germany)
Screaming, shooting, tears and blood changes the party into a nightmare.

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Christoph Darnstädt (script collaborator), Dominique Deruddere | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Armin Rohde ... Hermann Walzer
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Franz Berger
Imogen Kogge Imogen Kogge ... Hannelore Walzer
Arne Lenk Arne Lenk ... Mark Walzer
Josef Heynert ... Andy Walzer
Julia Schmidt Julia Schmidt ... Yvonne Walzer
Sandra Borgmann ... Katrin Walzer
Nand Buyl Nand Buyl ... Opa Brüngel
Stefan Rudolf ... Freddy
Dieter Brandecker Dieter Brandecker ... Edgar
Gottfried Breitfuss Gottfried Breitfuss ... Holger Emmerich
Steffi Kühnert ... Irene Emmerich
Stephan Bissmeier Stephan Bissmeier ... Herbert Halberstadt
Michaela Rosen Michaela Rosen ... Susanne Halberstadt
Lisa Maria Potthoff Lisa Maria Potthoff ... Sophie Halberstadt
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Storyline

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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Action | Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany | Belgium

Language:

German

Release Date:

21 April 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Banquete de boda See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$433,304
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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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References Medal of Honor (1999) See more »

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Clean fun
29 March 2009 | by SandcoolerSee all my reviews

What I like most about this movie is that it doesn't waste my precious time with a needlessly lengthy build-up. We find out who the characters are, why they hate each other, and how it could ever come to this. That's good enough for me. It takes about six seconds before the action starts, seriously. The script proves to be pretty good, there are plenty of exciting turns in the story, and the action scenes are often interrupted by some pretty intriguing character studies. Or the other way around, depending on how you look at it. I especially like the way Hermann is portrayed, kind of a clichéd villain at times, but still, could easily exist. I also enjoyed the grandpa, he doesn't really get to do much but he steals every scene he's in. Well, he does get to throw a grenade, which is always pretty awesome. There's also some comic relief involved, and it's perfectly timed in this dark tale. The only thing I didn't care for was the ending, but after 90 minutes I found it hard to be mad at this movie.


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