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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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Marco Bellocchio
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sergio Castellitto ... Franco Elica
Donatella Finocchiaro ... Bona di Gravina
Sami Frey ... Principe di Gravina
Gianni Cavina Gianni Cavina ... Smamma
Maurizio Donadoni Maurizio Donadoni ... Micetti
Bruno Cariello ... Enzo Baiocco
Simona Nobili Simona Nobili ... Maddalena Baiocco
Claudia Zanella ... Chiara Elica
Corinne Castelli Corinne Castelli ... Fara Domani / Lucia Mondella
Silvia Ajelli Silvia Ajelli ... Gioia Rottofreno / Monaca di Monza
Aurora Peres Aurora Peres ... Sposa
Giacomo Guernieri Giacomo Guernieri ... Sposo
Carmelo Galati Carmelo Galati ... Luigi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrea Adinolfi Andrea Adinolfi ... Carabiniere
Giovanni Calcagno Giovanni Calcagno
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Storyline

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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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cefalù, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

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Opening Weekend:

€468,638 (Italy), 23 April 2006, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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20 March 2011 | by ramito-1See all my reviews

I generally love Italian cinema. I will forgive some pretensions for the sake of art. I watched at home - maybe the DVD transfer was the reason some scenes were so muddy and dark? This was a small part of the boredom that put me to sleep - worse was the lack of any compelling plot. Odd to note that the scene with the dogs which someone here wrote was "absurd and excessive" is actually a high point! OK there may be some interest in that this is a film about film making about films - with some filming in the film - but it it had been better shot, or had some characters of interest, it might have been worth the time it took to watch. But no. Mi dispiace per scrivere la triste verità...


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