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Michel Brault

Les noces de papier

95' - 1990 - Drama - Dialogue: Spanish, Italian, Polish, French, English
Director: Michel Brault With: Geneviève Bujold, Manuel Aranguiz, Dorothée Berryman
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...

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Credits

Director

Michel Brault

With

Geneviève Bujold, Manuel Aranguiz, Dorothée Berryman

Scenario

Jefferson Lewis

Director of Photography

Sylvain Brault

Editor

Jacques Gagné

More information

Dialogue

Spanish, Italian, Polish, French, English

Countries of production

Canada

Year

1990

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