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
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 »
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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