6.5/10
4,903
7 user 20 critic

Welcome to the South (2010)

Benvenuti al sud (original title)
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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
7 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Now in the Far North (i.e. Milan!), Alberto has accepted to manage a program for efficiency improvement in the Italian Post. He devotes all his time and all his energy to this noble (?) ... See full summary »

Director: Luca Miniero
Stars: Claudio Bisio, Alessandro Siani, Angela Finocchiaro
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A southern italian singer moves to Milan to have more chances with his career, bringing with him a little bit of South.

Director: Gennaro Nunziante
Stars: Checco Zalone, Giulia Michelini, Dino Abbrescia
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A group of Italians friend is preparing for the final exams.

Director: Fausto Brizzi
Stars: Giorgio Faletti, Cristiana Capotondi, Nicolas Vaporidis
Il 7 e l'8 (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

6th January 1975, in an infant nursery in Palermo (Italy), for a mysterious reason, a male nurse exchanges the labels of baby number 7 and 8. Thirty-one years later Tommaso (7) and Daniele ... See full summary »

Directors: Giambattista Avellino, Ficarra, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ficarra, Picone, Eleonora Abbagnato
The Immature (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Twenty years ago, while they were 12th grade students, Giorgio, Lorenzo, Piero, Luisa, Virgilio and Francesca were a high-spirited band. Then they graduated, integrated themselves into ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Genovese
Stars: Raoul Bova, Barbora Bobulova, Ambra Angiolini
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Checco, an uneducated but self-satisfied fellow from Milan, who has always dreamed of becoming a police officer, fails his entrance exam for the third time. It must be said that at the oral... See full summary »

Director: Gennaro Nunziante
Stars: Checco Zalone, Nabiha Akkari, Ivano Marescotti
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three friends cross Italy by car in order to deliver their boss his dog and a wooden leg.

Directors: Aldo, Giacomo, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Aldo, Giovanni, Giacomo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

James meets John, a close friend of his, with whom he had quarreled three years ago and persuades him to go visit their third friend Aldo, who is dying in Sicily. Through flashbacks we ... See full summary »

Directors: Aldo, Giacomo, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Aldo, Giovanni, Giacomo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of a father and a son. An on the road trip from South to North.

Director: Gennaro Nunziante
Stars: Checco Zalone, Aurore Erguy, Miriam Dalmazio
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Paolo Genovese
Stars: Aldo, Giovanni, Giacomo
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Al Caruso, John Gresco and Jack Amoruso are three gangsters working for the Genovese family. However, their efforts are more than headache-inducing, and when they are given one last chance:... See full summary »

Directors: Aldo, Giacomo, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Aldo, Giacomo, Giovanni
Men Vs Women (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Fausto Brizzi
Stars: Paola Cortellesi, Fabio De Luigi, Lucia Ocone
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Claudio Bisio ...
Alberto Colombo
...
Mattia Volpe
...
Silvia Colombo
...
Maria
...
Poliziotta
Giacomo Rizzo ...
Costabile grande
...
Costabile piccolo
Teco Celio ...
Gran Maestro
Riccardo Zinna ...
Vigile urbano
Nunzia Schiano ...
signora Volpe
Salvatore Misticone ...
Signor Scapece
Francesco Albanese ...
Centauro
Alessandro Vighi ...
Chicco Colombo
Fulvio Falzarano ...
Mario
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clara Bindi
Edit

Storyline

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; he'll move there alone, scared and full of the typical prejudices about the south, but he'll meet lovely people who'll make him feel at home. Now the challenge will be to explain it to his wife, so he'll choose to make believe her that all the topics in the south are true and that his life is a hell. This is a remake of the french film "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis". Written by fleischman-49779

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

1 October 2010 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Bem-vindo ao Sul  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Welcome to the North (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Sunrise
Written by Norah Jones and Lee Alexander
Performed by Norah Jones
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

sentimental comedy
16 October 2011 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

It's a sentimental comedy - a bit pathetic. This is the limit of the current cinema in Italy. we have no sense of irony, then you can have only from one side the desperation of Gomorrah, and on the other "plastic" comedies like this one. It is very difficult to find popular movies comparable with the old Italian masterpieces. The characters are not credible and not funny. This movie depicts a more stereotypical vision of the Italian than the Sopranos' TV series - By the way, it is curios that a TV-serial made in US is more effective to depict some of the Italian culture than movies made in Italy. As Italians, we have no way to reflect to our conditions, improve ourselves and avoid to be stuck to the same old stereotypes: Pizza,Sole,Mandolino with the difference that in this movie Mafia is just a fiction - a set inside the set just to save Alberto's marriage - this is very sad, and not funny at all.


6 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Do you agree with the message of the movie? romanzi
Discuss Welcome to the South (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?