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How to Conquer America in One Night - directed by Dany Laferriere
How to Conquer America in One Night - directed by Dany Laferriere
Director: Dany Laferriere
From: Canada/Haiti
Year: 2004 African Film Minutes: 96
Language: French with English Subtitles
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Recipient of Zenith Prize (Best First Fiction Feature), Montréal World Film Festival 2004

Newly arrived in Montréal, and determined to conquer North America by charming blond-haired women, Gégé, a Haitian in his thirties, lands up at Fanfan's - his nostalgic uncle who has given up poetry for a good old taxicab and dreams of returning to his homeland. Over the course of one night filled with humor and friendship -- highlighted by a party attended by twins Andrée and Denise, two Quebecers with contrasting charms -- the two fun-loving guys take stock of their lives, memories and fantasies. Meanwhile, on television, various celebrities draw up a comic portrait of North American society.

"A shrewd, funny, humane and very well-written and acted comedy from Haitian-born Montreal writer Dany Laferriere (author of "How To Make Love To a Negro Without Getting Tired" and "On the Verge of a Fever"), who makes a lively directorial debut with this comic-dramatic tale." ~ Michael Wilmington - Chicago Tribune

35mm rental: $250
video sale: $90
DVD sale: $195
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