Post office manager Philippe Abrams (Kad Merad) and his wife Julie (Zoé Félix) love 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 lack of charm 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. He lets Julie believe he's miserable though, because she's never been happier than in her new role as the supportive wife of a man battling with adversity. But the day comes when she decides to join him...
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Claude Berri, Jérôme Seydoux
Screenplay: Dany Boon, Alexandre Charlot, Franck Magnier