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Secret Laughter Of Women, The

Theatrical Release Date:  26 Nov 1999
Home Ent. Release Date:  18 Oct 2004
Running Time:  99m 6s


THE SECRET LAUGHTER OF WOMEN is a romantic comedy set in the south of France. When the women of a close knit Nigerian community decide that one of their number should remarry it sets Europe and Africa on an unexpected and comical collision course... Nimi da Silva leads a relatively peaceful life amongst the female dominated Nigerian community in a picturesque coastal town in southern France. Through her incorrigible seven year old son, Sammy, she meets the urbane and adulterous comic book writer, Matthew Field. To Sammy, Matthew is a hero and a suitable match for his mother; to the women of Rue Bonaparte he is a spanner in the works, scuppering their plans to marry Nimi off to the eminent Reverend Fola. A married woman's head-tie will offer Nimi the chance of respectability her mother so desires. Will Nimi marry the Reverend or follow her heart and finally find love?

Directed By:

  • Peter Schwabach


  • Colin Firth
  • Nia Long

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