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The Wedding (2004)

Wesele (original title)
A wealthy small-town wiseguy organizes the wedding party for his daughter. As the party begins, unexpected events start to occur and disturb the party for the hosts and guests alike.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marian Dziedziel ... Wieslaw Wojnar
Tamara Arciuch ... Bride Kaska Wojnarówna
Iwona Bielska ... Eluska Wojnarowa
Maciej Stuhr ... Camera Operator Mateusz
Bartlomiej Topa ... Groom Janusz
Pawel Wilczak ... Man Providing the Car
Arkadiusz Jakubik ... Notary Jan Janocha
Jerzy Rogalski ... Uncle Mundek
Elzbieta Jarosik ... Landlady
Lech Dyblik ... Uncle Edek Was
Tomasz Sapryk ... Sergeant Stys
Tymon Tymanski ... Wedding Band Manager Tymon
Andrzej Beja-Zaborski ... Priest Adam
Iwona Wszolkówna ... Bridesmaid Januszewska
Wojciech Skibinski ... Grandfather Wincenty Mróz
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Storyline

Wojnar is a wealthy man who is marrying off his beautiful daughter Kaska, in a small town in present-day Poland. He had to bribe the groom with a fancy car, since Kaska had been pregnant with another man. At the end of the ceremony, the car is delivered by a gangster, who immediately demands the promised sum of money and the deed to land from Kaska's grandfather. Unfortunately, the grandpa is unwilling to let go of the land. Meanwhile each of the wedding reception workers demands to be paid, so Wojnar, who is very reluctant to part with his money, tries to haggle and bribe his way out of all the situations. Written by Will Gilbert

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

15 October 2004 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine Hochzeit und andere Kuriositäten See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie's title is exactly the same as the famous Andrzej Wajda's film Wesele (1973), which is an adaptation of a play by Stanislaw Wyspianski, set at the beginning of the 20th century. Although Smarzowski's film is based on his original screenplay, it's nevertheless a sharp critical look at Polish society with its numerous defects and flaws, just like the play and the older movie were. See more »

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A sad small glimpse of what seems to be authentic Polish life.
30 January 2011 | by SepikRiverSee all my reviews

Very true to life.

Very Slavic - lots of drinking - very believable but boring and the film goes on way too long!!!!

The plot is plausible but uninteresting.

The characters seem real but very disconnected.

The characters are well acted but very two dimensional.

Photography goes from the film camera to the cheap video camera used by the videographer shooting the wedding.

The sound, music and other technical aspects are weak.

True vignette of eastern Europe.

Avoid this film it is endlessly repetitive.


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