Green Card (film) A mutual friend arranges a marriage of convenience for Frenchman George Faure and Brontë Parrish, a native New Yorker. George needs a green card in order to remain in the United States, while Brontë, a horticulturist, has found the perfect apartment with a greenhouse, but it is only available to a married couple. After a swift legal ceremony, each getting what they want, they part with the intention of never seeing each other again. However, a government investigation brings them back together again, and despite initial irritation and incompatibility, the two begin to make some interesting discoveries about themselves and the nature of romance. Initial release in Los Angeles on December 23, 1990; general release on January 11, 1991. Directed by Peter Weir. A Touchstone film. 107 min. Stars Gérard Depardieu (George), Andie MacDowell (Brontë), Bebe Neuwirth (Lauren). Filmed in New York City as an Australian-French co-production. Released on video in 1991.