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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 »

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Claudio Bisio ...
Alberto Colombo
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Mattia Volpe
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Silvia Colombo
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Maria
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Poliziotta
Giacomo Rizzo ...
Costabile grande
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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
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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; 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

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1 October 2010 (Italy)  »

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Bem-vindo ao Sul  »

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Great fun in South of Italy
13 May 2012 | by (Riehen, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

It is many years ago I haven't seen such a funny comedy from Italy. In fact it's a perfect copy of the french blockbuster "Bienvenu Chez Les Ch'tis". Both versions had a great success in Italy respectively in France.

I recommend to see each one of them. "Benvenuti al Sud" I liked even much more what confirms the previous reviews here. There are many special situations with their Italian people's hot temperament from Naple.

Just see it and you will spend no doubt a very entertaining time.

Rating: 7/10.


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