The Wedding Party
The Belgian cult filmmaker Dominique Deruddere, best known for the 1987 Bukowski opus Love is a Dog From Hell, helms the jet-black German-language comedy The Wedding Party. The film concerns a wedding at a luxurious, picturesque country inn, that turns utterly nasty thanks to a feud between the groom's obnoxious father, Hermann Walzer (Armin Rohde) and the establishment's resident chef, Franz Berger (Uwe Ochsenknect). Conflict first erupts when Hermann refuses to pay Franz for the banquet; in retaliation, Chef Franz locks up the bride and Hermann's wife as a guaranty. This, in turn, ignites a bloody battle that finds the men ultimately brandishing guns and hand-grenades, and leaving many an unfortunate victim in their wake. Arne Lenk and Lisa Maria Potthoff co-star; DeRuddere co-authored the original script with Jean vanHamme.