June 11, 2010

Il Pleut

I recently watched Bienvenue chez les ch’tis with FBF. It’s a movie about a French guy who gets relocated to Nord-Pas-De-Calais, and all the stereotypes French people have about the Nord. Basically that it’s really cold, always raining, and all around miserable.

FBF’s favorite scene in the movie is when the main character is first driving up to Nord-Pas-De-Calais, and as soon as he crosses the border into the region (sort of similar to counties in CA), he is in the midst of a torrential downpour.

The trailer for Bienvenue Chez Les Ch’tis (complete with FBF’s favorite scene, and English subtitles!)

Now as you might have guessed, Lille is in Nord-Pas-De-Calais, and it really never stops raining here.

It is finally warm outside (70 degrees), and yet the rain keeps on comin’. It’s no longer freezing and wet. Now it’s moist, humid, and room temperature. I miss dry, hot air.

The film is really funny, and I highly recommend it. According to FBF, it made more money than Titanic did in France!

The main theme of the film is summed up by the main Nordist character, played by Dany Boon. He says, “Un étranger qui vient vivre dans le Nord il brai deux fois. Quand il arrive et quand il repart...” (a stranger who comes to live in the North cries twice: When he comes and again when he leaves).

I'm heading back to California pretty soon here. We’ll see if Dany Boon is right.


  1. Well it will be great to have you home. I suspect you will miss France.

  2. I suspect Dany Boon is right.


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