Colin Firth and his histrionic character in the movie are not so absurd, because human beings have many crisis and philosophical thoughts about their position in life. There are crisis, depressions, conversions, illuminations, hallucinations, delusions, etc ...
Colin Firth or his character Matthew Field are erratic and angry but not prejudiced or racists. but his blond white beautiful English wife is somewhat racist, elitist, mean.
And Colin Firth being an artist ( in the movie ) finds lots of interesting artistic or human discoveries in the Nigerians.
Colin Firth ( or his character ) find a "New World" in the child, his mother and the Black Community. That World appeals to his great psychological confusions, artistry and sensibility for beauty.
"Being a Stranger or Foreigner in Nigeria is a Great Honor and "The Alien" should sit in the place of Honor" .... and I add that this is in great contrast to many other not so welcoming and not so open "advanced" cultures.
In the final scene Black Women laugh because they understand that Love is crazy and blind, but should not be despised, squandered or skipped.
The Secret Laughter of Women 1999
"Finding the right man at the right price"
Nimi leads a relatively peaceful life amongst the female dominated Nigerian community in a picturesque coastal town in southern France. Life consists of working as a landscape gardener, looking after her eight year old son Sammy and attending exuberant masses at the local African church. Nimi's unmarried status (and son) are frowned upon by her traditionalist neighbours and her mother Nene is very keen to marry her off to confer her with respectability. When the handsome Reverend Fola moves into town and shows interest in Nimi, it is like a godsend for Nene who desperately attempts to get the two together.
Nimi's son Sammy, however, has other ideas. He has confused writer Matthew Field, the creator of his beloved comic action hero Saracen, with his heroic creation and deems him a much more suitable match than the Reverend Fola for his mother. He tries at length to persuade Matthew to marry his mother instead, using every means at his disposal to unite them.
Against their expectations, love blossoms. Although Nimi has resigned herself to marriage to the rather unexciting Reverend Fola, she is intrigued by Matthew. However, she is also very aware of Matthew's married status, distrust of women and general unwillingness to commit to a relationship. In contrast, Matthew is drawn to Nimi not just for her beauty, but the stability of her African way of life and an innate goodness which throws him completely off-guard.
The Secret Laughter of Women.~1/8
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A beautiful young single mother, Nimi, feels the pressure from the expatriate Nigerian community in which she lives to get married. Coincidentally, her precocious young son has just met his hero, an cynical English comic book writer, and decides that he is the perfect match for his beloved mother. The couple is drawn together by their differences and their love is tested by the resistance they get from the community. *****Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. *****
The Secret Laughter of Women.~1/8