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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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A sentimental, 'feelgood' farce with heaps of potential which is seldom realised.
24 October 2013 | by (NZ) – See all my reviews

This is a curiously lame re-versioning of a French film, which was much more successful on many levels, the most important being the direction. WTTS is an awkward experience for this audience member; it's full of good farcical ideas and nice, broad characters, but it never really comes to life, because the staging, the timing and the acting all miss the mark. You can see how good it could have been, how many of the scenes, played differently would have worked. Alas it's mostly flat, overly sentimental but cheerful. The only actor in the cast with whom I'm familiar is Angela Finocchiaro, whom I very much admired in "Don't Tell" - in which she gave a funny and moving performance. Here she's not given much to do beyond acting out the demands of of her caricatured character and the unlikely turns of the plot. I kept expecting her to be funny, but I was always disappointed. I attribute this to poor writing and even poorer direction. It's often extraordinary how certain scenes are staged - as though the director is anti-comedy.


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