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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Catherine, refuses to believe that her business partner, the unlikeable François, has a best friend, so she challenges him to set up an introduction. Scrambling to find someone willing to pose as his best pal, François enlists the services of a charming taxi driver to play the part.
This is my wife & my favorite comedy ever. Danny boon has directed some side-splitting comedies in the past, but this is his joint best alongside "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis"...in our opinion. I like the fact that there is no sexism, no nudity, no crudeness - just laugh-out-loud comedy at its best.
It addresses the issue of racism in such an unpretentious way - and it gets the message across so well. All the acting is great - but particularly watch out for Zoé Félix who moves from depressed cannot-possibly-be-pleased wife to the opposite slowly over the film in an almost unnoticed way since she does not play a lead role.
This film is one of the very few that I have seen more than once. Enjoy!
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