From IFC Films and acclaimed writer-director Michael Winterbottom (A Mighty Heart, 24 Hour Party People) comes intense new hostage thriller The Wedding Guest – a heart-racing journey through the shadowy underworlds of Pakistan and India.
Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel stars as Jay, a mysterious mercenary-for-hire who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding – armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Despite his experience and extensive preparation, his plans quickly spiral out of control, sending Jay and his hostage, Samira (Radhika Apte), on the run across dangerous borders, crowded railway stations, shady back alleys, and the black markets of New Delhi – all while attractions simmer, loyalties shift, and explosive secrets are revealed.
Pulsating with the sights and sounds of the Indian subcontinent, The Wedding Guest conjures a colorful world where danger lurks at every turn, and nothing is quite as it seems.
Directed by Michael Winterbottom | 2019 | 97 minutes | Rated R
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“Like the best noirs, The Wedding Guest is an efficient crime thriller that clocks in at around 90 minutes. It’s a B movie with style – the stuff that dreams are made of.”– G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
“A satisfyingly unpredictable meditation on female agency, in a culture in which women are too often treated as a man’s possession.” – Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post
“It’s all quite gorgeous, and surprisingly moving. The Wedding Guest shows just how much you can do with a wisp of a story and a whole lot of cinematic vision.” – Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture