Rosamunde Pilcher: Wedding Day
Grace Brennan is a loving but over-committed mother to her two children, Jacob and Victoria, with husband Christopher. She is the event manager for their joint music agency and, on top of that, the ever-attentive and egg-cellent wife. She would never admit to herself that she and her husband have been living their relationship more side by side than together for a long time, because that would mean giving up the façade of a perfect life.
When, on her wedding day of all days, it turns out that Christopher has been cheating on her for a long time, she leaves with the children, without telling them, to visit her father (their grandfather) Marvin in Cornwall. Marvin organises school camps there during the holidays. He advises Grace against divorce, but she is determined.
She meets with divorce lawyer Elaine, who lives in her father’s house as a lodger, and leaves no doubt that she insists on custody of the children they share. In the divorce proceedings, however, Christopher does not relent, but instead demands sole custody of the children and the lion’s share of the agency. Grace’s despair and anger over this only erupts when she argues about child-rearing with Dylan Parsons, her father’s employee and her children’s sports coach. At that moment, her façade crumbles, she and Dylan become closer and she realises that no one but herself expects her to be perfect. She has to fight for her children, Dylan, who is struggling with a severe trauma himself, supports her. She is still keeping quiet about her closeness to him, because she is very worried about how her children will cope with the divorce: While her daughter Victoria has long known about Christopher’s new wife, her son Jacob runs away when he finds out. One big search later, he turns up at his father Christopher’s house, where Grace and Dylan arrive and the situation then escalates. Does Grace dare to take a chance on a new love or will she return to Christopher?
Drama | 90 Min. | ZDF | 2022
Written by Uschi Müller
Director Karola Meeder
Camera Stefan Ditner
Executive Producer Annette Pisacane, Michael Smeaton
Producer Ello Bolz
Cast Anja Antonowicz, Christian Feist, Matthias Brenner, Nicholas Reinke, Alexandra von Schwerin, Natascha Weitzendorf, Fabian Ziems et al.