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WEDDING TAPE, THE (HOCHZEITSVIDEO, DAS)

WEDDING TAPE, THE
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Everything is almost perfect and ready for ‘the big day’ – Pia and Sebastian are head over heels in love, their friends and family are all checked in at the wedding hotel, the weather is great, and the mood couldn’t be better. Sure, the question of last names has yet to be solved, and Pia’s free-spirited clan isn’t exactly hitting it off with Sebastian’s stuck-up nobility. But the couple is determined to follow a super-romantic path to seal their bond of love, accompanied (read: stalked) by Sebastian’s friend, Daniel. The wedding video will capture the beautiful moments of their extraordinary love for posterity / Facebook / MyVideo / YouTube / you-name-it. Well, that was the plan, at least.

Daniel’s camera doesn’t miss a thing as he follows our bridal couple each step of the way. And before you know it, there is trouble in paradise: Pia’s ex-boyfriend is exposed as the porn star ‘Carlos the Club’, a famous surprise guest crashes the party, jealousy, tears, sex and temper tantrums ensue. One disaster follows another, and thanks to Daniel, it is ALL caught on film so that their priceless memories will not be forgotten and can be cherished forever.


Sönke Wortmann ranks among the most respected and most successful directors in Germany. After his graduation movie DREI D (1988) was nominated for a Student Oscar®, his debut feature film MAYBE… MAYBE NOT/THE TURBULENT MAN (1994) became one of the most successful German films in the 1990. The touching post-war drama THE MIRACLE OF BERN (2003) took Audience Awards in Locarno, San Francisco and Ashland and was released in cinemas around the world. The documentary DEUTSCHLAND. EIN SOMMERMÄRCHEN on the Soccer World Cup 2006 is the most successful documentary in German cinemas to date. His other highly-acclaimed films include ALONE AMONG WOMEN (1991), LITTLE SHARKS (1992), MR. BLUESMAN (1993), THE SUPERWIFE (1996), CAMPUS (1998), ST. PAULI NIGHT (1999), THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN (2000), POPE JOAN (2009), THE WEDDING TAPE (2012), WRECKED (2014), MS. MUELLER MUST GO (2014), and HOW ABOUT ADOLF? (2018).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2012
Director Sönke Wortmann
Screenplay Gernot Gricksch
Cinematography Maher Maleh
Cast Lisa Bitter, Marian Kindermann, Martin Aselmann, Stefan Ruppe, Lucie Heinze, Elmira Bahrami, Anna Kubin, Artus-Maria Matthiessen, Janina Sachau, Susanne Tremper
Producers Tom Spieß, Oliver Berben, Christoph Müller
Co-Producer Manfred Wenzel
Production Company Little Shark Entertainment/Cologne, in co-production with Constantin Film Produktion, Panda Plus/Grünwald
Length 85 min
Format 35 mm, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund, German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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