Les noces de papier (1990) AKA The Paper Wedding


Immigration officers raid the kitchen of a Montreal restaurant. Illegal immigrant dishwashers flee, including a certain Pablo Torres… Claire, a teacher, lives alone. Claire’s sister, Annie, a lawyer, has a problem: the visa of her client Pablo, a political refugee who was tortured in his Latin American homeland, is about to expire. Would Claire marry him so he can remain in Canada? Afterwards, she and Pablo will go their separate ways. Claire reluctantly agrees. They marry, but Immigration knows what’s going on. The two are forced to live together…

Director: Michel Brault.
Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Manuel Aranguiz, Dorothée Berryman, Monique Lepage, Téo Spychalski, Jorge Fajardo, Gilbert Sicotte, Jean Mathieu, Robert Gravel, Alcide Borik, Luiz Saraiva, Nicolas Clarizio, Jean L’Italien, Rodrigo Gómez, Ramón Carrasco. AKA The Paper Wedding


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  1. Simon H
    October 3, 2019

    The subtitles are not properly synchronised.

    • Jon W.
      October 4, 2019

      Yes, I noticed it, Simon, they are ahead of what they say in many parts but unfortunately since it’s not the same for the whole film (in other parts sync is fine) it requires line by line re-synch and it takes a lot of time.
      If you want I can upload the subtitle file and you can try fixing it yourself, then I could re-upload the film with the improved subtitles.

      Let me know.

  2. Tom
    January 9, 2021

    You’re streaming again! Very fond of this little film.
    Thank you for all your hard work, Jon, and I hope it’s clear from all the comments since you returned just how appreciated you are. – especially in these times.
    All the best,

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