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Three Men And a Cradle

Three Men And a Cradle

A Feature film by Coline Serreau

Produced by Flach Film, Soprofilms

Release in France : 18/09/1985

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Actors (32)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Flach Film, Soprofilms

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pyramide International

Co-production :

TF1 Films Production

French distribution :

Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA)

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Three men, who love luxury, women - when they don't stick around - and their freedom. Pierre, Jacques and Michel share a luxurious apartment. An airline steward, Jacques heads off to Japan for three weeks, leaving a message for his two buddies: "A pal is going to drop off a parcel and will pick it up later." Pierre and Michel are stunned to find themselves "nannies" to a baby left in a cradle on their doorstep. Is this the parcel Jacques was talking about? It's got to be. The adventure becomes even more complicated when a second packet is delivered. This annoying "surprise", a source of many misunderstandings, messes up their lives. These open and carefree men become suspects hunted by the police and... attentive and worried fathers!



Three Men And a Cradle

French trailer

Full credits (17)

Executive Producer :

Jean-François Lepetit

Screenwriter :

Coline Serreau

Sound Recordist :

Daniel Ollivier

Camera Operator :

Jacques Monge

Editor :

Catherine Renault

Continuity supervisor :

Ariane Litaize

Foley artist :

Jonathan Liebling

Sound Mixer :

Gérard Lamps

Location Manager :

Jacques Attia

Assistant directors :

Graziella Molinaro, Dominique Talmon

Directors of Photography :

Jean-Yves Escoffier, Jean-Jacques Bouhon

Assistant Operators :

Pascal Rabaud, Myriam Touzé

Press Attaché (film) :

Danielle Gain

Assistant editor :

Joëlle Dufour

Production Designer :

Ivan Maussion

Costume designers :

Édith Vesperini, Poussine Mercanton

Still Photographer :

Eric Vauthier

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Feature film

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Paternity, Childhood

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (2)

Academy Awards - 1986

Academy Awards (United States, 1986)


Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1986

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1986)

Selection (6)

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Coline Serreau

Best Director : Coline Serreau

Most Promising Actress : Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu

Best Supporting Actor : Michel Boujenah

Best Supporting Actress : Dominique Lavanant

Best Film


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1986

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1986)

Awards (3)

César Award for best writing : Coline Serreau

César award for best supporting actor : Michel Boujenah

César award for best film