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Belfry of Bethune, with carillon, Northern France

Similar to this one from the wonderful French comedy "Welcome to the Sticks".


Welcome to the Sticks

The best laughter therapy ever. Philippe, a French public servant from the warm Southern part of France, is banished to the far and cold Northern one. His biggest dream to come back as soon as possible disappears however with every minute.
The movie, playing with local prejudices and using linguistic gags, is not something very exceptional. It makes you however laugh. And - to our minds - it is exceptional enough.


The French word Ch’ti is slang for people from Northern France. Dany Boon knows this region very well. He was born there 1966 as Daniel Faid Hamidou, son of an Algerian father and a French mother. 



There is one mystery connected to this movie - its results. Its budget was 14.4 million $ and the box office - 245.1 million $. It was the biggest one in French history. No wonder. 
Maria&Paul
Summa summarum: 9,5/10

MORE INFO: Director - Dany Boon Writer - Dany Boon, Alexandre Charlot Music - Philippe Rombi Original title - Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (2008)
CAST : Dany Boon - Antoine Ba…