“I just got a call.” “It was them? “Yes.” In the feel good cross-cultural adoption tale with a twist, ‘He Even Has Your Eyes’ a French couple of Senegalese and Martinique origins in their mid-30s, Paul and Sali are happily married and the proud new owners of their own florist’s store. The only cloud on their horizon is the long wait to adopt a child.
“The board has decided to assign you a baby. We are faced with a rather particular case. You were open-minded? I introduce Benjamin.” Their best friends, legal eagle Prune and stoner Manu, rally to make sure the house is ready, so the adoption will be approved. Paul and Sali’s new baby is six months old, he’s beautiful, he’s called Benjamin, he has lovely blue eyes… And he’s white!
“Hi mom, I need to tell you something.” “Hello! What’s that?” Sali’s Senegalese parents, Mamita and Ousmane, even have a name ready for their future grandson: Lamine. Just when the couple had given up hope, the adoption agency calls with good news, despite the curious opposition of the infant’s case worker, Mrs. Millet, they have a baby boy for Paul and Sali!
Directed by Lucien Jean-Baptiste, who also stars, the cross-cultural comedy ‘He Even Has Your Eyes’ has a French theater release of January 18, 2017.
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