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Les noces de papier (1990)

A woman agrees to a marriage of convenience with a refugee.

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Manuel Aranguiz ...
Pablo Torres
Dorothée Berryman ...
Annie
Monique Lepage ...
Gaby
Téo Spychalski ...
Milosh Velansky
Jorge Fajardo ...
Miguel Espinoza
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Bouchard
Jean Mathieu ...
Theriault
Robert Gravel ...
Directeur immigration
Alcide Borik ...
Proprietaire du restaurant
Luiz Saraiva ...
Cuisinier
Nicolas Clarizio ...
Garçon italien
Jean L'Italien ...
Garçon italien
Rodrigo Gómez ...
Aide-cuisinier
Ramón Carrasco ...
Aide-cuisinier
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Immigration officers raid the kitchen of a Montreal restaurant. Illegal immigrant dishwashers flee, including Pablo Torres... Claire, a teacher, lives alone. Her lover, Milosh, is married, and their relationship is strained. Claire's sister, Annie, a lawyer, has a problem. The visa of her client Pablo is about to expire. Pablo is a political refugee who was tortured in his Latin American homeland. Would Claire marry him so he can remain in Canada? Claire reluctantly agrees. At least her mother is pleased! Before the modest civil ceremony can be concluded, Immigration arrives, but everyone escapes. Mum is thrilled to arrange a big church wedding and reception instead! Afterwards Claire and Pablo go their separate ways. But Immigration knows what's going on. The two are forced to live together... Written by David Badger

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20 June 1990 (France)  »

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Bodas de papel  »

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Written by Violeta Parra
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Migrating to love
14 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A moody, magnificently shot, and quite pure vision of the plight of a political immigrant and the similar plight of a forty year old professeur (GB) whom love has evaded. This is so unpretentious, thoughtfully shot, beautifully acted, touching, and so simple, in a way, you wonder why it was not a great success. It had the problem, in legitimate release in the US, to be up against a piece of navel fluff, Green Card, with the ubiquitous Depardieu and some forgettable actress. Now on video from a small company in Sherman Oaks (!) I think.

Bujold has been in a lot of stinkers (not necessarily her fault) but she always is fine, despsite the material. This is, along with Choose Me, just top flight.


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