Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Marian Dziedziel, Iwona Bielska, Tamara Archiuch
Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
A wedding reception so intense it is practically a thriller
Richard J. Brzostek | New England, USA | 02/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Wesele" starts us out at the wedding of a young couple and then leads us into the long reception typical for Polish weddings. However, if you thought you attended a wedding with disasters, you might change your mind after watching this movie. Although this may be primarily considered a black comedy, I found it to be an intense drama loaded with suspense. In fact, it probably has as much suspense as many thrillers do.
As you might expect, this is a story of a crazy wedding reception with a lot of drinking. But what was unexpected was how the people and events tied together and much of the real story only slowly unfolds. The two reoccurring themes of the movie are money and love. Money is the driving force and one sees to what extent people can be corrupted by it. Love is that thing in the background, recognizable only once in a while.
"Wesele" may not be your happy love story, but a close look on the darker side of people. I experienced an array of emotions while watching this movie. It really was easy to get sucked into this world and watch the drama unfold. As amazing or outrageous as some of the events may seem, they all seemed believable, which really is a refection of the great story and acting. Get ready for one of the craziest receptions you will ever see with "Wesele."
Black Polish Humor Galore!
Vera | Poland | 03/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The appeal of this movie lies in its accurate portrayal of a RURAL Polish CHURCH wedding...Yes, a RURAL CHURCH wedding! These types of Redneck get togethers, that are sanctioned, albeit promoted, by the 'holy' powers that pollute 95% of the populations' minds, are not as popular today as this film would make them out to be. To truly appreciate this film you'd have to either be Polish, or at least have had the 'privilege' of attending a Polish wedding, otherwise, you'll find this film to be boring and superficial."