De film

The In-Laws

A rich son has just deserted his fiancée at the altar. As the wedding band tunes up in a swanky hotel ballroom, his father decides to go ahead with the reception.

Tijd: 80 min
Land: Poland
Taal: Polish
Ondertiteling: English
Cast: Marcin Dorocinski, Maja Ostaszewska, Izabela Kuna, Adam Woronowicz
Regisseur: Jakub Michalczuk
Release Date: 2021

Omschrijving

Via a bravura 16-minute single-take opening tracking shot, we are introduced to Andrzej (The Queen’s Gambit’s Marcin Dorocinski: think Daniel Day-Lewis at his most suave) and wife Malgorzata (Maja Ostaszewska), a rich couple having a very bad day: their son has just deserted his fiancée at the altar. As the wedding band tunes up in a swanky hotel ballroom, Andrzej decides to go ahead with the reception. After all, everything is paid for and a lot of wedding guests have come from afar, so why not? But then Wanda (Izabela Kuna, sporting both the hairstyle and steely-eyed determination of Margaret Thatcher) and Tadeusz (Adam Woronowicz)—the working-class parents of the bride-not-to-be—show up, determined to extract their pound of flesh… In Jakub Michalczuk’s fast-paced, darkly funny directorial debut, the vodka flows, revelations occur, and chaos ensues as Michalczuk’s constantly roving camera reveals—and justly skewers—the hypocrisies and greedy desires of rich and poor alike.