Bienvenue Chez les Ch’tis (Welcome to the Sticks)

Poster for Bienvenue Chez les Ch’tis (Welcome to the Sticks)

Summer 2009 Summer Films series

Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 8:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Dany Boon

Screenplay by Dany Boon and Alexandre Charlot

Starring Kad Merad, Zoé Félix, Dany Boon

Rated NR · 1h 46m

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Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie (Zoé Félix) has been feeling depressed. To please her, husband Philippe (Kad Merad), a post office administrator, tries to obtain a transfer to a seaside town on the French Riviera, at any cost. However, he is caught red-handed while trying to scam an inspector and is immediately banished to the distant unheard-of-town of Bergues, in the Far North of France. Leaving his child and wife behind, the crucified man journeys to his frightening destination, a dreadfully cold place inhabited by hard-drinking, unemployed rednecks (like Danny Boon!) speaking an incomprehensible dialect called Ch’ti. What Philippe discovers is at the heart of France’s most popular film of all time.