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Anna Ronquillo (29), a French-Moroccan émigré, is caught working illegally in a Cape Town restaurant. She has 48 hours to find a husband to avoid having to leave the country.


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Cast overview:
Mélodie Abad Mélodie Abad ... Anna Ronquillo
David Isaacs David Isaacs ... Husband 1
Keren Tahor Keren Tahor ... Italia
Charles Tertiens Charles Tertiens ... Man With No Number
Koketso Sachane Koketso Sachane ... Male DJ
Madineyah Isaacs Madineyah Isaacs ... Female DJ
Francoise Davoine Francoise Davoine ... Dominique Ronquillo
Leon Clingman ... Husband 22
Siddique Motala Siddique Motala ... Husband 25
Jean Edgard Dziki Minkala Jean Edgard Dziki Minkala ... Edgard (as Edgard Dziki Minkala)
Mathieu Montainer Mathieu Montainer ... Nikola
Karabelo Mokoena Karabelo Mokoena ... Husband 38
Joz Malherbe Joz Malherbe ... Husband 42
Anton Blignault Anton Blignault ... Husband 24
Gary Green Gary Green ... Manager


Anna Ronquillo (29), a French-Moroccan émigré working illegally in a trendy Cape Town restaurant, is busted by Home Affairs in the middle of a shift. They tell her she has 48 hours in which to gather her possessions and return to France. In an ironic twist of colonial fate, this child of the First World is now not allowed to stay in the Third World. With her bags half-packed, she makes a drastic decision. She makes a personal announcement on a local radio station to Cape Town's bachelors: anyone interested in marrying her should meet at the restaurant the following day. She meets an ideal man but there is one problem. He does not have a South African passport. Now Anna must choose: between marrying for the sake of personal freedom, or loving even if it means having to leave. Written by Anonymous

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The search for a South African husband begins.


Comedy | Romance


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The story is loosely based on fact, as actress Mélodie Abad was similarly caught working as a waitress and asked to leave the country. The restaurant where the interviews take place was the very same restaurant she worked in. See more »


Italia: Now. I want to talk to you about your wedding night. Because visa wedding night is unlike any other night. As you can imagine. Remember: you give him nothing unless you have the paperwork. That is the rule. And when he does lay you down on the bed, you must submit like a lady. You must make sure you are clean down there, that you have two touches of your favourite eau de cologne on each pulse, that your hair is clean and brushed, and that your nails are clipped. Now he may wish you to perform ...
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29 April 2011 (South Africa) See more »


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