A Dutch-Colombian couple wants to build up a new life in the Netherlands. To evade the strict immigration law, they settle down 50 metres across the Belgian border. This sparks a bureaucratic nightmare.
Colombian Jenny and Dutch Dion try to build a new life together in the Netherlands, but Jenny does not have a Dutch passport. To evade the strict Dutch immigration law, the couple decide to take up residence fifty metres across the Belgian border. But what initially looks like the ideal solution to their problems gradually turns into a bureaucratic nightmare in this slightly ironic documentary. How does it feel to prove your love in the form of documents, photographs, plane tickets and vouchers?


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Title: Het papierparadijs
Year: 2017
Duration : 28 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2017


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