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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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An insufferable waste of time
8 November 2006 | by FilmEdgeSee all my reviews

This would have to rate as one of the worst films of all time. The film screened at the Italian Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia. After the screening, not only did I want my money refunded, I wanted the 1.5 wasted hours of my life back too. I have a very broad tolerance level when it comes to the indulgences of some European film-making, but this is one of those films that is selected for festivals based on the reputation of the filmmaker alone. This film is proof that while such selections may satisfy the egos of the film-maker and the selection panel, there is absolutely no joy for the audience. There is no character development whatsoever, the plot is a garbled mess, the style is nonsensical, the shot selection is appalling, and the editing is worse. By the end of the first reel, you'll wonder if you walked into the wrong cinema, and by the end of the third reel, you'll be begging to be put out of your misery. This film is an abomination.


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