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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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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 ...
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Riccardo Zinna ...
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signora Volpe
Salvatore Misticone ...
Signor Scapece
Francesco Albanese ...
Centauro
Alessandro Vighi ...
Chicco Colombo
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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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Great and sweet movie
5 August 2011 | by (miami beach) – See all my reviews

This movie is a remake of a French movie: "Bienvenue chez les ch'tis" which is the higher French box office of all times and it is even better than the original. I fluently speak French,I saw, understood and liked the original one but I loved this one better, maybe because I can understand better the difference of mentality between southern and northern Italian people (I'm Italian myself). Both movies are really funny and positive. It should be interesting an American remake. The idea could be: let's send a white racist man to work in a black neighbour and make him understand how much black people can be nice, funny and friendly. The story: a racist guy from Milan (north Italy) is transfered from a post office in Milan to another one in a little southern city and after many funny situations he falls in love for this new place (I don't want to spoil more). I suggest to every Italian moviegoer to watch this little great movie, maybe it will not change your way to think but for sure it will make you laughing.


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