Welcome to the North

Synopsis: Now in the Far North (i.e. Milan!), Alberto has accepted to manage a program for efficiency improvement in the Italian Post. He devotes all his time and all his energy to this noble (?) task and neglects his wife Silvia, which of course annoys her beyond limits. Things do not fare much better in Castellabate where it is rather Maria, Matta's wife, who gets on his nerves by always blaming him for his lack of ambition. One day, due to a misunderstanding, Mattia is transferred to... Milan! And on whose doorstep does he land? Alberto's of course!
Genre: Comedy
110 min

People of Castellabate,

come out of your houses.

Come join our protest.

No to unification!

We don't want to go part-time.

No to part-time work!

- Mattia, come and protest.

- Hurry.

Hey, it's not that

I don't want to take part,

in fact I'm behind you

because you're doing a good thing.

But I need to be part-time,

so I'll have more time for myself.

No point in having time but no money!

Or money and no time!

And to be honest,

I have certain responsibilities.

Edinson, kick it to daddy!

You hit the post!

- Fine dust particles don't worry you?

- No.

- And the medium ones?

- Try and enjoy the day.

It was better in Usmate.

You insisted we move to Milan,

you knew about the smog!

Let's get a house in the mountains

like eveyone else.

Never, because we're original,

unconventional, we're...


And you're always busy

with your post office job...

After that fraud incident

I'm under scrutiny,

I have to give it my all!

Darling, the mountains

are good for us.

Remember our first kiss

at the Alpine soldier party?

- You don't?

- I'd drank a litre of grappa.

This time don't drink

so you'll remember all my kisses.

So we're agreed

about the house, okay?



I've often asked myself...

why did St. Paul write

all those letters to the Corinthians?

But more importantly...

why didn't the Corinthians

ever reply?

I'll tell you why: the Italian

postal service didn't exist!

Excuse me.

Excuse me. Mario!

The PO's upper crust is here,

maybe they've forgiven me.

It's taken.

It's reserved.

It's pre-booked.

Even important families

have black sheep.

And the blackest of all is him.

Alberto Colombo.

Here he is, playing the part

of a handicapped person.

Look at his limp hand.

Noww e have

the real performance:

the spasms

of the face and of the intestines,

somewhat oriental, like a dance...

And watch this:

here's his best move.

He shakes his hand, the chairfalls,

a perfect jerk expression.

A first-rate comedian.

But now let's move on

to the best among you.

What branch was most productive?

Who is the man of the year?

It's him again, Alberto Colombo!

Thanks, thanks.

A role model for all.

Alberto Colombo

is the proof that each of you

can change and improve.

Therefore, I'm entrusting him

with the project I care most about.

It's a Japanese pilot project:

to create a perfect post office

as a model for the county.

Colombo! Colombo!

Thanks, thanks...

- What happened?

- I was excited...

I mean, I spilt some water.

Please, take me on.

Working with Palmisani is my dream.

- Only if you say you're a bastard.

- I'm a bastard, never doubted it!

A terrible bastard!

You're irresponsible.

Tell me why you agree

with being part-time.

I agree with it because...

I did it for you.

So when you go back to work

and become an executive

I can look after the kid.

Right, you'll leave him with your mom

and go to the beach.

We need two wages to buy a house.

Why? This place is fine:

it's bright, spacious and cheap.

Plus we have privacy, seclusion...

Lunch is ready!

- Eat up for mommy!

- Here we are!

- You gotthe smallest one!

- The big ones were gone.

We need to call the plumber,

the toilet's not flushing.

- I'll call him tomorrow.

- She'll call him tomorrow.

I said it to you, not your mother.

- What matters is that it's fixed.

- The toilet's important.

It's essential for a house.

- I'm sick of living here.

- Because of the toilet?

I want to buy our own house.

Eveyone has one, why not us?

Maybe I should go call the plumber.

Edinson, come with grandma.

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