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Wedding Director (Il Regista di Matrimoni) (2008)

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Franco Elica, a dissolute movie director who slides into despair after being asked - to his horror - to make yet another version of Alessandro Manzoni's The Betrothed. Complicating matters is news that a looming sexual-harassment scandal is about to break. Hoping to avoid the scandal at all costs, Franco flees to Sicily where he hides out in a small village. There he meets a host of colorful characters: a man who makes his living shooting souvenir wedding films, a film director who is faking his own death to finally achieve the fame that has eluded him all his life, and the cultured nobleman Prince Ferdinando Gravina di Palagonia. The menacing Prince, a huge fan of Franco's movies, commissions the depraved filmmaker to shoot the wedding of his tempestuous daughter, Bona, with whom Elica quickly falls impulsively, idiotically, dangerously in love and whose wedding he becomes driven to sabotage at all costs.

Cast

Sergio Castellitto
as Franco Elica
Donatella Finocchiaro
as Bona di Gravina
Sami Frey
as Principe di Gravina
Bruno Cariello
as Enzo Baiocco

Critic Reviews for Wedding Director (Il Regista di Matrimoni)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

In The Wedding Director, Sergio Castellitto, the film's star, is the perfect vessel for the director Marco Bellocchio's playful, sorrowful sensibility.

June 4, 2008 | Full Review…

'Do you make art or chocolate commercials?' the prince taunts Franco. The strained art in The Wedding Director makes you hungry for the candy.

June 29, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The humour's less hit than miss, and a little of Castellitto's melancholia goes a very long way. Disappointing.

November 29, 2006 | Full Review…

[The] overriding deceptions and flaws give ample cause for an early annulment with discerning viewers.

May 20, 2006

Promises much more than it delivers.

May 20, 2006 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, The Wedding Director itself is a major comedown from Bellocchio's miraculous classic movies (Fist in His Pocket, The Eyes, the Mouth, etc.).

October 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wedding Director (Il Regista di Matrimoni)

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.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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