Marianne’s wedding at a spectacular family home is besieged by a number of unexpected incidents: the registrar is late; social disturbances delay guests en route, and former employee Rolando turns up seeking a loan to get his wife urgent medical help. When Marianne attempts to aid Rolando, she finds herself caught up in a riot that rips through her wedding festivities with shocking consequences. Violent and nihilistic, rooted in superb performances and compelling in the defiant focus of its cinematic vision, this riveting drama is a fiercely angry work for our deeply fractious times. Be prepared to be shocked and shaken as a new order strives to impose itself, in what is arguably Franco’s most accomplished film to date.
Content warning: this film contains scenes of graphic violence.
UK distribution MUBI
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