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Third Wedding

Country: Belgium | Luxembourg | Canada, Language: French, 100 mins

Original Title

Troisièmes Noces
  • Director: David Lambert
  • Writer: David Lambert; Tom Lanoye
  • Producer: Lilian Eche; Anne-Marie Gélinas; Jean-Yves Roubin

CGiii Comment

The plight of economic émigréis a difficult subject at the best of times. Add duplicity and deceit...with these two [extra] ingredients, every case instantly becomes a minefield for heated debate and furious argument...and, a terrifying resurgence of a right-wing politic! The question that the 'angry' never ask themselves is: What would you do for a better life? If they answer truthfully...all that rage should evaporate.

Indeed, a massive and contentious subject...not exactly the required material for a comedy!

These oh-so disparate lives - they don't come any more disparate - gay/straight, white/black, man/woman, European/African, oil/water...nor do they come any more desperate. Money matters, money can make [some of the] problems go away. Money and desperation make people do crazy marrying your complete opposite...not out of love...but, for a little bit of security.

This is a film that shifts form in the blink of an eye...from being an endearing, gentle comedy [of manners] to scorching social comment to something that cannot be it will ruin the film! Expect a few surprises...the biggest one being how perfectly matched this oddest of odd couples actually are!

It's a wee delight...and, the chemistry is electric!


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The(ir) Blurb...

Martin, a 50-year-old widowed gay man living in Brussels, enters into a marriage of convenience with 20-year-old Congolese immigrant Tamara. Different in every way, these two people do all they can to convince the authorities that their marriage is real - and end up loving each other, each in their own way.

Cast & Characters

Jean-Luc Couchard as Norbert
Nele Hardiman as Famille de Yann
Virginie Hocq as Jenny
Eric Kabongo as Philippe
Bouli Lanners as Martin
Rachel Mwanza as Tamara
André Pasquasy as Invité mariage
Catarina Reverendo as Samira
Jean-Benoît Ugeux as Karl