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.
Romain Faubert is a 39 year old, single, medical photographer.. and a raging hypochondriac. His doctor and only friend Dr. Dimitri Zvenka, thinks he knows a cure for Romain: dating. But ... See full summary »
To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime. Each member seeks to introduce a champion dumbbell. Pierre, an ... See full summary »
Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.
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Overwhelmed by his wife, a Northern Italy postal worker feigns a disability to request a transfer to Milan and when he's unmasked is sent for two years to a far and tiny village near Naples... See full summary »
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
This is an endearing and intelligent French film, that every so often ( "Les Choristes" 2004 , " Dialogue Avec Mon Jardinier" 2007, to cite recent examples ) surprises us with an impeccable staging , a splendid interpretations (for sober human , tender and direct ... Merad plays superbly when it reaches his peculiar drunken street delivering mail to the town , trying to get his subordinate "Boon" let the spirit , realizing that it is impossible to say 'no' to the hospitable invitation of a neighbor whatever the time of day ) , northern rural landscapes , a music that dances to the characters and their experiences. We must remember the song you hear in the car Merad , path of your destination to "terrible" in northern France, or the peculiar version with the bell chime of a famous song of Steve Wonders ...
" Bienvenue Chez les Ch'tis " is a great movie , no doubt. Fun , friendly, exciting, well-acted ... has overcome the handicap of not being played by " great stars " of the French screen , and their country has been a huge success.
The soft tone of the argument does not diminish the outcome of the film , and that's it, the goal of the film: a comedy funny, intelligent humor , where the topics laugh between regions and relations between partners , through dialogues agile , sparkling and witty ,
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