By Dany BOON

PATHÉ FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Comedy - Completed 2007

    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 106 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dany BOON
    • Writer(s)
    • Dany BOON, Alexandre CHARLOT, Franck MAGNIER
    • Producer(s)
    • Claude BERRI
    • Synopsis
    • Post office manager Philippe Abrams and his wife Julie love living in the sunny South of France. But when Philippe gets caught trying to cheat his way into a transfer to a Riviera resort, the punishment could not be worse. Philippe must pay for his sins by spending three years at a post office in the dreaded Nord Pas de Calais, France's northernmost region, reputed for its heavy industry and cool climate. Leaving Julie and their son Raphael behind and braving the chilly North alone, Philippe soon finds himself having quite a good time with the friendly, fun-loving Northerners, he comes to appreciate the local cuisine and even learns to get by in ch'ti, their incomprehensible patois. But should he let on to the unbelieving Julie? Depressive by nature, she's never been happier than in her new role as the supportive wife of a man battling with adversity, so it's a tricky call.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2007
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