Nothing to Declare
French comedy about two rival customs officers, one Belgian and the other French, who can't stand each other but are forced together when they learn of the future closure of their small customs post situated between Corquain in France and Koorkin in Belgium.
"Dany Boon follows up his phenomenally popular Welcome to the Sticks. Proceeding from his observation that racism appears especially stupid when the antagonists look alike and speak (more or less) the same language, he forges farce from the age-old stand-off between salt-of-the-earth Belgians and their supercilious neighbours in the large republic to the south-west.
"It’s 1992 and small-town Belgian customs officer Ruben (Benoît Poelvoorde) is melting down at the prospect of the Common Market dissolving the border. No longer will he be paid to insult any escargot-muncher rash enough to venture into his Kingdom. Even worse, he’s about to be teamed up with his French equivalent (Boon) in an EU drug squad. Need it be added that the wily Frenchman has a yen for Ruben’s lovely young sister?" (Source: NZ International Film Festival 2011)