Green Card is a 1990 romantic comedy directed by Peter Weir.
The film stars Gérard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell, Bebe Neuwirth, Gregg Edelman and Ethan Phillips. It won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), and also received an Academy Award nomination in the category Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. It was shot in New York City, New York.
The plot involves George Faure (Depardieu), a Frenchman
who has been offered a job in the United States
, and Brontë Parrish (MacDowell), a horticulturist. They initially form a marriage purely for convenience, because George needs to obtain a green card
in order to start his job, while Bronte learns that only married couples are allowed to be tenants in the apartment complex she desires (it has a greenhouse
George moves in with Bronte, and they begin to act like a married couple in order to fool the interviewers from Immigration who are investigating the legitimacy of their marriage. During the course of their trials, they end up falling in love.
The original score for the film was written by Hans Zimmer
, but Enya
's music also features strongly in the Soundtrack
(Storms in Africa
, and Watermark