The Wedding Director


1h 40m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Franco Elica, a dissolute movie director, 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

Film Details

Also Known As
Il Regista Di Matrimoni, Regista Di Matrimoni, Wedding Director, metteur en scène de mariages
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Celluloid Dreams; Eurimages; Rai Cinema
Distribution Company
01 Distribuzione; Megacom Film (Mcf); New Yorker Films; New Yorker Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Franco Elica, a dissolute movie director, 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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Il Regista Di Matrimoni, Regista Di Matrimoni, Wedding Director, metteur en scène de mariages
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Celluloid Dreams; Eurimages; Rai Cinema
Distribution Company
01 Distribuzione; Megacom Film (Mcf); New Yorker Films; New Yorker Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 4, 2008

Released in United States on Video December 16, 2008

Released in United States 2006

Shown at London Film Festival (Cinema Europa) October 18-November 2, 2006.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 28-October 13, 2006.

Released in United States Summer June 4, 2008

Released in United States on Video December 16, 2008

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at London Film Festival (Cinema Europa) October 18-November 2, 2006.)

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 28-October 13, 2006.)