40-year-old Bora is gay, unemployed and lives at home. When his family kicks him out, he accepts his uncle’s offer to marry a Cambodian woman for $10,000 so she can come to the United States. When the money runs out, Bora gets another wife, then another… until he has more wives than he can handle.
Shot in a vérité style, this irreverent comedy about green card marriages sharply critiques the homophobic intolerance within the Cambodian community and the absurdities of the immigration system in the US. While dealing with hefty topics, the film’s riotous performances make for a delightful watch.
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Pedro Almodóvar, 2006, Spain
Joel Coen, 1996, United States
Charlie Chaplin, 1940, United States
Wim Wenders, 1987, West Germany
Jim Jarmusch, 1991, France
Alain Resnais, 1956, France