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Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis ()


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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,... See more »

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Philippe Abrams
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Antoine Bailleul
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Julie Abrams
Lorenzo Ausilia-Foret ...
Raphaël Abrams
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Annabelle Deconninck
Philippe Duquesne ...
Fabrice Canoli
Guy Lecluyse ...
Yann Vandernoout
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La maman d'Antoine
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Le grand oncle de Julie
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Jean Sabrier
Patrick Bosso ...
Le gendarme A7
Jérôme Commandeur ...
L'inspecteur Lebic
Alexandre Carrière ...
Tony - l'amoureux d'Isabelle
Fred Personne ...
M. Vasseur
Franck Andrieux ...
M. Leborgne
Jean-Christophe Herbeth ...
M. Mahieux
Jean-François Picotin ...
M. Tizaute
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La mamie 'Quinquin'
Claude Talpaert ...
Le papi 'Quinquin'
Sylviane Goudal ...
Une cliente de la poste
Yaël Boon ...
La cliente en colère de la poste
Christophe Rossignon ...
Le serveur de la brasserie
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Momo
Maryline Delbarre ...
Martine de Momo
Guillaume Morand ...
L'ancien collègue de Philippe
Yann Königsberg ...
Le collègue de Jean - salon #2
Nadège Beausson-Diagne ...
L'employée de Bureau à Salon
Jean-François Elberg ...
L'employé de la station service
Eric Bleuzé ...
L'homme à la mobylette
Bruno Tuchszer ...
Le policier à Bergues #1
Mickaël Angele ...
Le patron du bar de la cité minière
Patrick Cohen ...
Le client viré
Louisette Douchin ...
La dame des moules
Jean-Marc Vauthier ...
Le mineur #1
Cédric Magyari ...
Le mineur #2
Théo Behague ...
Un copain des corons
Mathieu Sophys ...
Un copain des corons
Laëtitia Maisonhaute ...
La secrétaire de Jean
Suzie Pilloux ...
La femme chez l'oncle de Julie (as Suzy Pillou)
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Harmonie-Batterie Municipale de Bergues ...
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Csilla Szabò

Directed by

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Dany Boon

Written by

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Dany Boon ... (writer)
 
Alexandre Charlot ... (dialogue)
 
Alexandre Charlot ... (writer)
 
Franck Magnier ... (dialogue)
 
Franck Magnier ... (writer)

Produced by

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Claude Berri ... producer
Eric Hubert ... executive producer
Richard Pezet ... delegate producer
Nathalie Rheims ... associate producer
Jérôme Seydoux ... producer

Music by

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Philippe Rombi

Cinematography by

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Pierre Aïm

Film Editing by

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Luc Barnier
Julie Delord

Editorial Department

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Célia Lafitedupont ... assistant editor
Nelly Ollivault ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Elise Leire
Gérard Moulévrier

Production Design by

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Alain Veyssier

Art Direction by

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Elise Leire

Set Decoration by

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Sébastien Monteux-Halleur

Costume Design by

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Florence Sadaune

Makeup Department

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Lucie Deblayé ... assistant makeup artist
Juliette Martin ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Virginia Anderson ... post-production supervisor
Gwenael Camuzard ... location manager
Logan Lelièvre ... assistant unit manager
Bernard Lorain ... production manager
Bruno Morin ... production manager
Philippe Morlier ... unit production manager
David Thooris ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mélanie Dieter ... third assistant director
Nicolas Guy ... first assistant director
Sébastien Marziniak ... third assistant director
Ana Morales ... second assistant director
Guillaume Morand ... second assistant director / second unit director
Maryam Muradian ... third assistant director
Louis-Julien Petit ... third assistant director (as Julien Petit)
Elodie Roy ... second assistant director
Remi Veron ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Yaël Boon ... artistic collaboration
Daniel Cadet ... locksmith
Mélusine Chosson ... assistant art director
Fabien Corée ... set dresser
Franck Gies ... carpenter
Benoit Godde ... graphic designer
Thierry Gratien ... key carpenter (as Thierry Gatien)
Thomas Lechevallier ... second assistant art director (2007)
Antonio Nogueira ... carpenter
Guillaume Watrinet ... property master
Eric Pech ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Maryse Witte ... assistant set decorator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Lucien Balibar ... sound
Pascal Chauvin ... foley artist
Nicolas Delcroix ... additional boom operator
Franck Desmoulins ... sound editor
Philippe Dongé ... sound mix technician
Roman Dymny ... sound editor
Carl Goetgheluck ... sound mixer
François Groult ... re-recording mixer
Damien Guillaume ... assistant sound editor / dialogue editor
Gréggory Poncelet ... sound recordist (as Grégory Poncelet)
Simon Poupard ... assistant adr recordist
Stéphane Vizet ... boom operator
Morisetti Bruno ... sound intern (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Noel Chainbaux ... special effects technician
Yves Domenjoud ... special effects supervisor
Romain Rosier ... special effects assistant

Visual Effects by

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Ludivine Ducrocq ... production administration
Audrey Kleinclaus ... visual effects coordinator: L'EST
Marc Latil ... digital artist
Pierre Michel-Estival ... visual effects
Frederic Moreau ... visual effects designer
Sarah Moreau ... visual effects coordinator
Fred Roz ... titles

Stunts

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Virginie Arnaud ... stunts
Gilbert Bataille ... stunt driver
William Cagnard ... stunts
Gilles Conseil ... stunt double: Kad Merad
Kevin Conseil ... stunts
Cyrille Dufaut ... stunt driver
Albert Goldberg ... stunts
Pascal Guégan ... stunt coordinator
Cyrille Hertel ... stunts
Vladimir Houbart ... stunt driver
Jean-Claude Lagniez ... stunt coordinator
Sébastien Lagniez ... stunt performer
Laurent Mulot ... stunt driver
Alice Naigeon ... stunts
Julien Piguet ... stunt driver
Patrick Ronchin ... stunt coordinator
Sébastien Seveau ... stunt driver

Camera and Electrical Department

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Franck-Norman Bihi ... electrician
Malik Brahimi ... first assistant camera
Philippe Canu ... grip
Mathieu Caudroy ... Steadicam operator
Anne Cottreel ... assistant camera / camera trainee
Mathieu Delobeau ... lighting technician
Benoit Dentan ... aerial camera operator / camera operator
Roland Dondin ... electrician
David Foquin ... second assistant camera
Antoine Husson ... grip
Romain Lacourbas ... director of photography: second unit
Jean-Claude Lother ... still photographer
Jimmy Wambre ... camera trainee

Casting Department

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Nathalie Garcia ... extras casting
Elise Leire ... extras casting assistant
Stéphanie Nardonne ... casting: South of France

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sylvie Lemaire ... wardrobe (as Sylvie Lemaire-Jourdan)

Music Department

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Benjamin Caillaud ... music editor
Christian Chevalier ... music supervisor
Thomas Jamois ... soundtrack coordinator
Stéphane Reichart ... music engineer / music mixer
Christine Rombi ... music supervisor
Philippe Rombi ... conductor / orchestrator
Guy-Paul Romby ... music copyist

Other crew

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Abeille Brissaud ... production coordinator
Elise Carlier ... third assistant director
Bernard Caroff ... groupman
Frédéric Cauvy ... weapons advisor
Sylvie Coen ... general counsel
Emilie Fruchart ... script supervisor assistant
Astrid Gavard ... press attache
Luc Poullain ... helicopter pilot: camera
Dominique Segall ... press attache
Isabelle Thévenet ... script supervisor

Thanks

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John Grant ... special thanks
Francis Veber ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Guy Bellinger

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Taglines Über 20 Millionen Franzosen können nicht irren! [German release] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Welcome to the Land of Shtis (Europe, English title)
  • Welcome to the Sticks (World-wide, English title)
  • Willkommen bei den Sch'tis (Germany)
  • Bienvenidos al Norte (Spain)
  • Velkommen til Ch'tis (Denmark)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR11,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend France EUR20,873,413, 02 Mar 2008
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $246,622,067

Did You Know?

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Trivia Instead of using well known dialects for the German dubbed version, the dubbing studio created a completely new fictional dialect with as much similarity to the original French ch'ti dialect as possible. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Les chéris d'Anne (2008). See more »
Soundtracks Un clair de lune à Maubeuge See more »
Crazy Credits after the movie, while the closing credits scroll over the screen, some outtakes are shown. See more »

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