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.
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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
The actual Post Office in Bergues is located at 2 Rue Léon Claeyes, which is not the location shown in the movie. The building is similar but with particular differences. Still, most of the set locations are accurate. See more »
after the movie, while the closing credits scroll over the screen, some outtakes are shown. See more »
Mediocre comedy. French cinema can do much better than that!
Well, being French, I can only feel very sorry that this minor production becomes the most successful French movie ever. What a poor image for the French cinema...I'm still wondering how we have ended up which such a situation. This success is just crazy and inexplicable. We have to be honest : this movie is far far away from the best French comedies, and this for many reasons : the actors are mediocre, the jokes are redundant and foreseeable, the whole thing is just commonplace, the love story is soppy...etc...Sometimes you smile, but very rarely you laugh; and quite often you feel embarrassed, since the scene just doesn't work. I was with my girlfriend, she felt exactly the same. And having discussed it with other people, most of them do not understand either. A good advice : avoid it, and go back to true classics of the French comedy : le dîner de cons, les Bronzés, la grande vadrouille, les Visiteurs...
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