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IT'S NOW OR NEVER

USA, 1996 (MIFF 1996, Documenta)

Director: Jon Bang Carlsen

The story of Jimmy, a middle-aged Irish bachelor, who decides the time has come to find a wife. He contacts the local matchmaker to find him a suitable woman. What kind of woman is he looking for? "She'd have to be able to milk cows," says Jimmy without hesitation

At last Jimmy gets the call he has been waiting for. The matchmaker has found a prospective partner and arranged a date. An excited Jimmy sets about preparing for the big event: spring-cleaning his house, attempting to get fit. and scrubbing up his jaded appearance, providing the audience with many amusing, at times unbelievable moments, in this very Irish tale.

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