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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.


Marco Bellocchio
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Credited cast:
Sergio Castellitto ... Franco Elica
Donatella Finocchiaro ... Bona di Gravina
Sami Frey ... Principe di Gravina
Gianni Cavina Gianni Cavina ... Smamma
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


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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Drama | Mystery | Romance


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Edited from The Spirit and the Flesh (1941) See more »

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24 September 2006 | by RNQSee all my reviews

If Sicily is a territory of the baroque, with its doubling of perspective, that's part of this movie's challenge to realism. And it's an exuberant pleasure here, outdoing Fellini with not one but three film directors, plus of course the actual Bellocchio, who has made some really great movies and shouldn't be touchy about his honor. There is a variety of takes and casting improvisations on Manzoni's "I promessi sposi" with, somewhere there, actual marriage. Sicily is also taken to be a territory of skulduggery (You already know this version of the island, so there's no spoiler involved), a comic version of which makes the picture worth seeing for Sergio Castellito's work with guard dogs on the floor of the great hall of a palazzo.

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Release Date:

4 June 2008 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cefalù, Palermo, Sicily, Italy


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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