Welcome to the South

Synopsis: 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".
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Luca Miniero
Production: Medusa
  8 wins & 21 nominations.
102 min

- That's quite honorable.

- Thank you.

But if this compromises

my transfer...

It's a simple but necessary check,

because often

people make false statements

to get a position in Milan.

It happens very often.

It's shameful.

But that's not your case,

you'll be fine in Milan.

Thank you.

I won't bother you any further.

No bother at all. Goodbye.

You're totally out of it.

- We're friends.

- No way!

I'm no friend of a jerk

who plays handicapped.

I did it for Silvia.

- Sit down.

- I'm sorry.

I have some good news and some bad.

- I've been suspended?

- Worse.

- Fired?

- Worse.

What could be worse?

Transferred to the South.

- Like Bologna?

- No, South.

- Don't say Rome!

- No, much further south.

- Sicily?

- No, before that comes Campania.

Near Naples.

That's horrific!

You start on Monday.

I have no lightweight clothes,

or where to sleep.

There's an apartment

for the manager.

- Where are they sending me?

- To Castellabate.

- And the good news?

- That's it.

- The bad?

- You'll be there for two years.

- Minimum.

- Two years in Naples!

It's either the South,

or fired for serious offences!

Two years in Naples, it'll kill me!

Now, go!

- I'm sorry.

- How do I tell Silvia?

You can't do this to me.

I've tried everything.

- Mr. Manager, sir...

- Hello, please come in.

- Hi, dear.

- Hello, sweetheart.

- Hi, Daddy!

- Hi, Chicco.

- Time to eat?

- Yes, it's ready.

The apartment near my folks...

Mom wrote down

the names on the intercom.

Esposito, Coppola, Wang,

Ahmed, Beretta, Capuozzo.

They're almost all

from the deep South, I'd forget it.

They're not sending me

to Milan anymore anyway.


Another handicapped person

rolled over us?

They found me something a lot better.

- Where?

- In Chteau de l'Abb.

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