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      The Wedding Director

      2006 1h 45m Comedy List
      60% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 35% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Famous film director Franco Elica (Sergio Castellitto) tries to keep a low profile while in Sicily to avoid his daughter's impending wedding. While there he meets the bankrupt prince of Gravina (Sami Frey) and is invited to his daughter Bona's (Donatella Finocchiaro) wedding. Franco realizes Bona was to star in his latest film and in the time leading up to the wedding, the filmmaker develops an intense longing for the lovely young woman and tries to sabotage her wedding. Read More Read Less

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      A.O. Scott New York Times In The Wedding Director, Sergio Castellitto, the film's star, is the perfect vessel for the director Marco Bellocchio's playful, sorrowful sensibility. Jun 4, 2008 Full Review Andrew Schenker Slant Magazine Marco Bellochio's The Wedding Director is a pleasant enough trifle -- just the thing for a dreamy summer afternoon. Rated: 3/4 May 27, 2008 Full Review Wesley Morris Boston Globe 'Do you make art or chocolate commercials?' the prince taunts Franco. The strained art in The Wedding Director makes you hungry for the candy. Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 29, 2007 Full Review Martin Tsai New York Sun Mr. Bellocchio is using the nuptial context to satirize the dirty business of make-believe, as Robert Altman did with Hollywood and “The Player.” Apr 21, 2023 Full Review Gerald Peary Boston Phoenix Unfortunately, The Wedding Director itself is a major comedown from Bellocchio's miraculous classic movies (Fist in His Pocket, The Eyes, the Mouth, etc.). Oct 22, 2014 Full Review Matthew Nestel Boxoffice Magazine All in all, the film will hold its own and become a standout for the sake that it boldly tried and succeeded. Rated: 3.5/5 Jun 6, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Un incipit molto coinvolgente con un finale sempre più irrisolto. La storia va oltre l'uomo vittima di un complotto ed è costellata di intrecci tra storie parallele aventi come protagonista sempre lo stesso soggetto. Un film quasi "lynchiano" nella trama, con una visione "bunuelana" ma che può apparire troppo personale e irrisoluto. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Even if the incomprehensible last half-hour is a miss, this is a well-directed and sharp comedy with a great performance by Castellitto - and the scenes involving a film director faking his own death are the highlight. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member every time you think you have got a grasp of what's happening,you are proven wrong italian films like to think they are so artisitc,but in reality,it is a huge pile of shite Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Too obscure for it's own good, the story continually gets lost behind all the meaning and feeling that is put into the characters. It's not the most enthralling of stories either. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Un incipit molto coinvolgente con un finale sempre più irrisolto. La storia va oltre l'uomo vittima di un complotto ed è costellata di intrecci tra storie parallele aventi come protagonista sempre lo stesso soggetto. Un film quasi "lynchiano" nella trama, con una visione "bunuelana" ma che può apparire troppo personale e irrisoluto. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Bellocchio non si smentisce mai Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Famous film director Franco Elica (Sergio Castellitto) tries to keep a low profile while in Sicily to avoid his daughter's impending wedding. While there he meets the bankrupt prince of Gravina (Sami Frey) and is invited to his daughter Bona's (Donatella Finocchiaro) wedding. Franco realizes Bona was to star in his latest film and in the time leading up to the wedding, the filmmaker develops an intense longing for the lovely young woman and tries to sabotage her wedding.
      Director
      Marco Bellocchio
      Producer
      Marco Bellocchio, Luciano Martino, Sergio Pelone, Massimo Vigliar
      Screenwriter
      Marco Bellocchio
      Production Co
      Eurimages, RAI Cinema, Filmalbatros S.r.l.
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      Italian
      Runtime
      1h 45m