Saturday, 27 March 2010

Welcome to the Sticks

I've just (finally) been to see Welcome to the Sticks, aka Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis, the big hit French comedy of 2008, which came round again for one showing at Boathouse No. 6 (gratifyingly full of people who laughed a lot). Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis is your average fish-out-of-water comedy with a lorra lorra heart, and some fiendishly challenging play on accents and dialect for a translator. The subtitles, credited to Michael Katims of Titra, were a joy - in fact, if anything they probably made the film better. Worth a whole new Oscar category for subtitling? I think so. Will the remake with Will Smith be an equally thoughtful - oh, why bother (facepalm) /o\

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