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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 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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$700,955
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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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No major improvement since the fall of communism
7 May 2007 | by trixie650203See all my reviews

I rarely comment on films but I have to respond to the American commenter who said that this film was an utter confusion. It's no wonder that someone from Texas does not understand this way of life, but we here, after 50 years of communism do understand it. Drinking, materialism, corruption, bribery, blackmailing, rape etc. These were the basics of our lives for decades and it is so sad to see that there is no improvement in Poland after the fall of the Iron Curtain. The events depicted are very similar to those that would take place in rural Hungary. The movie was quite amusing but very sad at the same time.


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