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BIENVENUE CHEZ LES CH’TIS
2008, Pathé, 106 min, France, Dir: Dany Boon

After post office administrator Philippe (Kad Merad) is caught red-handed scamming an inspector in an attempt to get a transfer to a seaside town, he gets permanently banished to the podunk town of Bergues. Filled with hard drinkers and rednecks (one of whom is played by Boon) who all speak an incomprehensible dialect called “Ch’ti,” Philippe must hilariously fend for himself in his middle-of-nowhere surroundings. Writer-director-comedian Dany Boon was nominated for numerous prestigious awards for this successful comedy, including a Cesar for Best Original Writing, a Goya for Best European Film and a European Film Award for Best Film. In French with English subtitles.


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