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Please crash this wedding

OUT NOW! Indie home-movie aesthetics give way to a tired mass of rom-com clichés in DAS HOCHZEITSVIDEO.

For a brief moment, during the opening shots when it became evident that this would be a film disguised as a home movie shot by the best man as a commemorative video for the wedding of Pia and Sebastian, there was hope: hope that amateur home video + wider context film = entertaining commentary on representing realities. The cold fact is that mismatched families + good-looking young couple + all the usual wedding mishaps notched up a couple of degrees = a leviathan of boredom.

Das Hochzeitsvideo | Directed by Sönke Wortmann (Germany 2012) with Lisa Bitter, Marian Kindermann, Martin Aselmann. Starts May 10