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Mon frère se marie (2006)

Adopted by a well-off Swiss couple with slightly older son and daughter, Vinh never cut off links with his country of origin. Postcards from the adoptive family regularly conveyed to Vinh's... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Luc Bideau ... Michel
Aurore Clément ... Claire
Cyril Troley ... Jacques
Delphine Chuillot ... Catherine, the daughter
Quoc Dung Nguyen Quoc Dung Nguyen ... Liên
Stéphane Batut Stéphane Batut ... Le chômeur du jeu de rôle
Sophie Jeannotat Sophie Jeannotat ... La monitrice du cours de recherche d'emploi
Cédric Iseli Cédric Iseli ... L'enseignant sourd
Matthieu Poirot-Delpech Matthieu Poirot-Delpech ... Le fleuriste
Sylvie Beurrier Sylvie Beurrier ... L'amie de Michel
Cosette Richard Cosette Richard ... La vendeuse de robes de mariée
Rachel Gordy Rachel Gordy ... L'infirmière canadienne
Philippe Guinnard Philippe Guinnard ... Le patient au bras cassé
Sissi Mader Sissi Mader ... La grand-mère
Fernando Pinto Fernando Pinto ... Le chauffeur de taxi
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Adopted by a well-off Swiss couple with slightly older son and daughter, Vinh never cut off links with his country of origin. Postcards from the adoptive family regularly conveyed to Vinh's mother in Vietnam reassurance about the warmth and nurturing environment that she always wished for her boy. Now grown up, Vinh is getting married; after so many years, the wedding is the ideal opportunity for his mother, accompanied by uncle Dac, to visit the adoptive family. Nothing would cause a greater consternation among its members. The parents underwent a less than amicable divorce, the father is bankrupt, the sister estranged, the elder brother brooding, the model family broken up. What can be done to prevent the unavoidable and profound disappointment of Vinh's mother and uncle Dac when they discover the fiasco? Written by Eduardo Casais <casaise@acm.org>

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Comedy

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France | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 January 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

My Brother Is Getting Married See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,211
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2.35 : 1
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Bizarre
2 April 2007 | by vanillainfluxSee all my reviews

Vinh, a boat-people refugee, who was adopted 20 years ago by a Swiss family, is going to marry. His birth mother, who stayed in Vietnam, takes the opportunity to take the trip and finally go meet this perfect family who raised her son. But it's been long since that the family Depierraz has exploded. The unexpected visit of Mrs Nguyen will create a turmoil. This will be the occasion for everyone to dive back into their forgotten roles of father, spouse, brother and sister, to become an ideal family, loving and full of complicity, to stage the fragile comedy of happiness. I took this out of a cinema festival program originally written in French, so excuse the imperfections. Personally this film was a bit too bizarre for me to enjoy but it was an interesting viewing.


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