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Foreign Language Film Series: "Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis"

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:30pm

 

As a part of the foreign language curriculum, students, faculty, staff, and all other Antioch community members are invited to attend a foreign film series. The theme for this series is TRAVEL.

 

This week's film is in French: Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis, by Dany Boon.

Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a seaside town, on the French Riviera, at any cost. The trouble is that he is caught red-handed while trying to scam an inspector. Philippe 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 leaves for his frightening destination, a dreadfully cold place inhabited by hard-drinking, unemployed rednecks, speaking an incomprehensible dialect called Ch'ti. Philippe soon realizes that all these ideas were nothing but prejudices and that Bergues is not synonymous with hell…

Location: 
McGregor Hall #113, Antioch campus