The Secret Laughter of Women (1999)

Director
Peter Schwabach

Main cast
Colin Firth; Nia Long; Thomas Baptiste; Dan Lett; Ariyon Bakare

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Description
Oscar-winner Colin Firth stars in this heart-warming cross-cultural romantic comedy set in the idyllic South of France. Nimi, a beautiful Nigerian single mother to son Sammy, is under pressure from her family to find a suitable husband and who better than the local Reverend? After making friends with Matthew, a British comic-book writer and one of his heros, Sammy has other ideas. He successfully plots to get them together but they've still a few obsticles to overcome. (from Amazon)


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