|Trois hommes et un couffin|
|Directed by||Coline Serreau|
|Written by||Coline Serreau|
|Produced by||Jean-Francois Lepetit|
|Edited by||Catherine Renault|
|Music by||Franz Schubert|
|Distributed by||Acteurs Auteurs Associés|
Three Men and a Cradle (French : Trois hommes et un couffin) is a 1985 French comedy film by Coline Serreau. The film was remade in Hollywood as Three Men and a Baby in 1987 which was subsequently remade into six movies in five languages.
Three young men (Jacques, Pierre and Michel) share an apartment in Paris, and have many girlfriends and parties (During the movie, we even learn that they have signed a contract never to allow a girl to spend more than one night at their place). Once, during a party, a friend of Jacques' tells him he has a quite compromising package (which turned out to be heroin) to deliver, and asks him if he can leave it discreetly at their place. Jacques agrees and, as he works as a steward, flies away for a one-month trip in Japan, telling Pierre and Michel about the package. Then, one of Jacques' former girlfriends drops a baby before their door, making Pierre and Michel believe it is the package they are waiting for. Their lives are then completely changed. This movie follows the bachelors as they deal with angry gangsters, suspicious cops, and the overwhelming responsibility of fatherhood.
A second film by Coline Serreau, with the same characters, the same actors and called 18 ans après(18 Years After) was released in 2003.
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Recipient(s)||Result||Ref.|
|Academy Awards||24 March 1986||Best Foreign Language Film||Three Men and a Cradle – Coline Serreau||Nominated|
|César Awards||22 February 1986||Best Film||Won|
|Best Director||Coline Serreau||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Michel Boujenah||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Dominique Lavanant||Nominated|
|Most Promising Actress||Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Awards||31 January 1987||Best Foreign Language Film||Three Men and a Cradle||Nominated|
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