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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

Dany Boon, director and actor in the original french version, appear in a cameo as a french tourists in the post office. See more »

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The first section of credits has posed shots of the minor characters on the left side of the screen. See more »


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sentimental comedy
16 October 2011 | by pleonciniSee all my reviews

It's a sentimental comedy - a bit pathetic. This is the limit of the current cinema in Italy. we have no sense of irony, then you can have only from one side the desperation of Gomorrah, and on the other "plastic" comedies like this one. It is very difficult to find popular movies comparable with the old Italian masterpieces. The characters are not credible and not funny. This movie depicts a more stereotypical vision of the Italian than the Sopranos' TV series - By the way, it is curios that a TV-serial made in US is more effective to depict some of the Italian culture than movies made in Italy. As Italians, we have no way to reflect to our conditions, improve ourselves and avoid to be stuck to the same old stereotypes: Pizza,Sole,Mandolino with the difference that in this movie Mafia is just a fiction - a set inside the set just to save Alberto's marriage - this is very sad, and not funny at all.


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