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Welcome to the Sticks (2008)

Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (original title)
A French public servant from Provence is banished to the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to quickly come back.

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Philippe Duquesne ...
Fabrice Canoli
Guy Lecluyse ...
Yann Vandernoout
Line Renaud ...
La maman d'Antoine
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Le grand oncle de Julie
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Jean Sabrier
Patrick Bosso ...
Le gendarme A7
Jérôme Commandeur ...
L'inspecteur Lebic
Alexandre Carrière ...
Tony - l'amoureux d'Isabelle
Fred Personne ...
M. Vasseur
Franck Andrieux ...
M. Leborgne
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Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a seaside town, on the French Riviera, at any cost. The trouble is that he is caught red-handed while trying to scam an inspector. Philippe is immediately banished to the distant unheard of town of Bergues, in the Far North of France. Leaving his child and wife behind, the crucified man leaves for his frightening destination, a dreadfully cold place inhabited by hard-drinking, unemployed rednecks, speaking an incomprehensible dialect called Ch'ti. Philippe soon realizes that all these ideas were nothing but prejudices and that Bergues is not synonymous with hell... Written by Guy Bellinger

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27 February 2008 (France)  »

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Willkommen bei den Sch'tis  »

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€11,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Instead of using well known dialects for the German dubbed version, the dubbing studio created a completely new fictional dialect with as much similarity to the original French ch'ti dialect as possible. See more »

Crazy Credits

after the movie, while the closing credits scroll over the screen, some outtakes are shown. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Bienvenue chez les Ch'tites coquines (2008) See more »

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Le plat pays
(1962)
Written and interpreted by Jacques Brel
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I have not laughed so hard in a long, long time.
29 March 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have not laughed so hard in a long, long time. For those who understand the easy-going French spirit, there is not better comedy than a French comedy. And this is one of their funniest. Of course one has to suspend one's disbelief on a number of occasions - heck it's a comedy, not a documentary. The French do not concern themselves with political correctness either. They laugh at everything and everybody in a good natured way - not to create controversy (a la South Park). Humour comes to them naturally. It's a party and everyone is invited. Enjoy the party! If you want an action blockbuster or a film with another type of humour (British, American etc...) this is not a good film to see. It's a comedy.


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