Nothing to Declare
During the elimination of the Belgian/French border in the 90s, a Belgian customs officer is forced to team up with one of his French counterparts.
Not enough laughs, not enough sympathy for the characters, silly plot and way too much pistol shooting for a French-Belgian border in the early 90s....
Poelvoorde porte le film.
François l'embrouille un peu en dessous de ses prestations habituelles.
Scène marrante avec la voiture des douanes tunées.
Distraiant mais pas exeptionnel.
leider nicht ganz so gut wie Willkommen bei den Sch'tis, aber gelungene Vortsetzung
A French customs officer (Dany Boon) teams up with his virulently anti-French Belgian counterpart (Benoît Poelvoorde) – also the brother of his secret girlfriend – to take down some drug smugglers in this hugely enjoyable comedy. There’s a curious shift into drama at one juncture and the closing gag is a bit off, but writer, director and star Boon – France’s biggest movie star – creates a credible, completely charming world set around the border on the eve of the Eurozone launch in 1993, and fills his film with clever sight gags, smart one-liners and funny characters. His impression of a Belgian person is also amazing waffle.
January 1st 1993 the borders in Europe were opened and a lot of border patrol guards were retired, had to work in mobile posts or relocate to new posts elsewhere in the government. This movie pits a french speaking belgian against a frenchman. Poelvoorde is often hilarious as the walloon with nothing but disdain for his southern neighbors while Boon (also the writer) uses typical physical tics from french comedy adding to each scene.
I don't watch a lot of belgian/french movies but this one was worth it.
Laughed my bloody ass of
A bit disappointed by this movie. It's really not at the same level as "Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis" from the same director. Poelvoorde, Dany Boon and Francois Damiens should be a good casting but it didn't work that well. I was very surprised but Dany Boon was really bad in that movie, the less funny character out of all of them. I loved the idea of the movie at the beginning but it didn't go where I wanted. The whole drug trafficking thing was stupid and the evil guys in this movie were really dumb which didn't help getting involved in the story. The racism stuff between french and belgian was funny at first but it also got old after awhile. It still is funny at times but not the big comedy I was expecting.
Wie oft habe ich diesen Trailer schon in den letzten Wochen gesehen und wie oft hab ich mich tot gelacht über diesen Film. Ich habe so gehofft das er in der Preview läuft, und diesen "Traum" hat mir unser Kinomann letzte Woche erfüllt. Nach dem Film "Willkommen bei den Sch´tis" musste dieser Film ein Knaller werden, immerhin sind Hauptrolle und Regiestuhl von den selben Personen besetzt. Auch diesesmal spielt das Sprachwitz eine große Rolle, ohne den leicht debilen Belgischen Akzent wäre der Film nur halb so Lustig. Er kommt zwar nicht unbedingt an die Sch´tis heran, aber trotzdem kann man sein Eintrittsgeld im Moment nicht besser investieren.