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WELCOME TO THE STICKS (M)

France, 2008 (MIFF 2008, International Panorama)

Director: Dany Boon

WELCOME TO THE STICKS (M)

The heartwarming comedy that became the biggest box office smash in French history.

In an attempt to cheer up his depressed wife, postal worker Philippe tries to scam a transfer from his comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence to a seaside town down south - and is caught red-handed. His punishment: banishment to a postal outpost far north in the unknown town of Bergues. He reluctantly prepares himself for ‘French Siberia', a land of drunks and rednecks, all of who speak Ch'ti - an indecipherable dialect mixture of French, Latin and Flemish.

A hilarious story of local pride and far-fetched prejudices that seamlessly weaves comic action and sight gags with linguistic humour, Welcome to the Sticks is the latest feature from writer-director and humourist Dany Boon (Dream House).


D Dany Boon P S Dany Boon, Alexandre Charlot WS Hopscotch L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008/106mins

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