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Benvenuti al sud (2010)

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 »

Director:

Luca Miniero

Writers:

Massimo Gaudioso (screenplay), Dany Boon (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Bisio Claudio Bisio ... Alberto Colombo
Alessandro Siani ... Mattia Volpe
Angela Finocchiaro ... Silvia Colombo
Valentina Lodovini ... Maria
Nando Paone ... Costabile piccolo
Riccardo Zinna Riccardo Zinna ... Vigile urbano
Nunzia Schiano Nunzia Schiano ... Signora Volpe
Salvatore Misticone Salvatore Misticone ... Signor Scapece
Francesco Albanese Francesco Albanese ... Centauro
Naike Rivelli Naike Rivelli ... Poliziotta
Teco Celio Teco Celio ... Gran Maestro
Giacomo Rizzo Giacomo Rizzo ... Costabile grande
Clara Bindi Clara Bindi
Fulvio Falzarano Fulvio Falzarano ... Mario
Fabio Farronato Fabio Farronato
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Storyline

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 moves there alone, scared and full of the typical prejudices about the south, but there he meets lovely people who make him feel at home. Now the challenge is explain it to his wife, so he chooses 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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Country:

Italy | Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1 October 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Bem-vindo ao Sul See more »

Filming Locations:

Milan, Lombardia, Italy See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie has been dedicate to the memory of Angelo Vassallo, mayor of Pollica, killed in 2010. See more »

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References Edición Especial Coleccionista: Matilda (2011) See more »

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Written by Salvatore Di Giacomo (as Di Giacomo) and Mario Costa (as Costa)
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Great and sweet movie
5 August 2011 | by miro-6See 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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