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Welcome to the South (2010)

Benvenuti al sud (original title)
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Overwhelmed by his wife, a postal worker from Northern Italy feigns disability to request a transfer to Milan. When he's unmasked, he is sent to a tiny village near Naples for two years. He... See full summary »

Director:

Luca Miniero

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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 ... 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 postal worker from Northern Italy feigns disability to request a transfer to Milan. When he's unmasked, he is sent to a tiny village near Naples for two years. He moves there alone, scared and full of the typical prejudice about the south. But he meets lovely people who quickly make him feel at home. Now the challenge is to explain this to his wife, so he chooses to make her believe that his life is hell. A remake of the French film "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis." Written by fleischman-49779

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

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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$45,896,492
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is a remake of the french film "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis" by and with Dany Boon. 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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References Special Collector's Edition: Matilda (2011) See more »

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O Sole Mio
Written by Eduardo Di Capua (as E. Di Capua), Giovanni Capurro (as G. Cappurro) and Alfredo Mazzucchi (as A,E. Mazzucchi)
Performed by Letizia Liberati
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As good as the original!
31 August 2011 | by nicola-170See all my reviews

As another person already remarked this is a remake of another french movie that I have viewed and liked it very much. Both are as good because send a strong message against prejudice and the aim in my opinion is well achieved. I think both deserve to be seen because apart from the hilarious script which made me laugh from beginning to end, it's at moments touching and in others so true that one wouldn't doubt a second this could have even been a real story.

I have seen it in Italian and although I know it's translated also in other languages (i.e. German) I can't imagine whether the movie translated makes laugh as the Italian version.


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