Ten years after Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis turned Dany Boon into the golden boy of comedy – and the highest-grossing French director of all time – the hitmaker is back with La Ch’tite Famille. While not a sequel (die-hard fans will be sorry to hear), the wacky riff on the north-south divide theme pulls out the same bag of tricks.
Ashamed of his humble Ch’ti roots, Valentin (Boon) has cut off all ties with his boorish relatives, passed himself off as an orphan and built a career as the furniture designer to the ultra-chic Parisian set – who can’t get enough of his trademark rickety three-legged chairs. But his cover story threatens to come undone when a hit-and-run leaves him with severe amnesia and he reverts to his uncouth Ch’ti ways. Although no match for Bienvenue, let’s be honest, it’s a darn funny caper.
Film: La Ch’tite Famille
Director: Dany Boon
Starring: Dany Boon, Laurence Arné
From France Today magazine