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Visa/Vie  2110

Release date: Fri 29 Apr 2011
Running time:75 (1h15’)
Age restriction:10m L

The search for a South African husband begins.

Anna Ronquillo, a French-Moroccan émigrée living in Cape Town, is caught working illegally in South Africa. A restaurant employee, she is told that 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.

For Anna, this is a living nightmare. Having fled a terrible domestic situation, she has nothing to go back to in France. Desperate, she has one option: Get married. Trouble is, she is somewhat of a loner, so knows of no one prepared to tie the knot even in the case of a ‘visa marriage.’ With her bags half-packed, she makes a sudden and drastic decision — 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. There they will have five minutes in which to charm her, and, at the end of the day she’ll make her decision.

She interviews dozens of random men. Of all the initial men, none are suitable, and Anna grows despondent. Finally, a Man With No Number, a citizen of the world and ‘revisionist cartographer’ for whom maps and nation-states are a myth, enters, and he is perfect. In her, he recognises a bit of himself: Someone living in a fantasy land where one can hide from problems.

He whisks her off and they spend a day of pure joy and freedom, for a moment helping Anna forget her predicament. There is one problem, though – he doesn’t have a South African passport.

Now she must choose: Marry for the sake of personal freedom or marry for the sake of love, even if it means losing the life she’d chosen.

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Mélodie Abad, David Isaacs, Keren Tahor, Charles Tertiens
Directed by: Elan Gamaker
Screenplay: Elan Gamaker
Produced by: Steven Markovitz, Elan Gamaker, Platon Trakoshis
Language: English, French
Subtitles: English

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