The Wedding Party

by Dominique Deruddere

Till death do us part? That might just be today...

For bride Sophie and groom Mark, the words „'till death do us part“ take on menacing significance on their wedding day.Mark's self-conceited  father Hermann is on his worst behavior and picks a fight about the appetizer with the financially troubled gourmet cook Franz, in whose elegant country inn the wedding party is to take place. Slowly but surely the party runs out of control.The idyllic country inn turns into a besieged stronghold, and the aggressions on both sides escalate ever further. Hermann doesn't give a damn about the fact that innocent bystanders are entangled in the whole mess.And even Franz, cool-headed at the beginning, begins to lose his nerves. All efforts to placate the stubborn men fail, and the wedding party heads for a surprising end...BACKGROUND“The Wedding Party” is based on the comic book “Lune de Guerre”, which loosely translates into “Moon War”. The comic book was a collaboration of the internationally acclaimed Belgian illustrator Hermann Huppen and his fellow countryman, the writer Jean Van Hamme, who is considered one of Europe's foremost comic writers. “Lune de Guerre” was first published in French in the year 2000 by Èditions Dupuis in Belgium, where it quickly developed cult status, which soon also spread to France. The success of “Lune de Guerre” rapidly continued to grow, and it went on to be published in Dutch, German, Danish, Portuguese and Italian.

Genre / Language / Length
Thriller / German / 100 minutes
Original title
directed by
Dominique Deruddere
produced by
Produced by Typhoon Films, Fanes Film, MMG in coproduction with Medienfonds GFP, Erfttal Film and Diana Film with backing from Filmstiftung NRW, FilmFersehFonds Bayern, Filmförderungsanstalt, BKM, VAF, Media Plus, Eurimages
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