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Director  Coline Serreau
Music director  Franz Schubert
Country  France
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Screenplay  Coline Serreau
Writer  Coline Serreau
Language  French
Three Men and a Cradle movie poster
Release date  1985 (1985)
Cast  André Dussollier (Jacques), Roland Giraud (Pierre), Michel Boujenah (Michel), Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu (Sylvia), Jean Barney (Gérard), Dominique Lavanant (Mme Rapons)
Similar movies  Related Coline Serreau movies

Three men and a cradle 3 hommes et un couffin 1985 trailer

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 4 Indian movies in four distinct languages.


Three Men and a Cradle movie scenes


Three Men and a Cradle movie scenes

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 believing 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.


Three Men and a Cradle movie scenes
  • Roland Giraud as Pierre
  • Michel Boujenah as Michel
  • André Dussollier as Jacques
  • Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Sylvia
  • Dominique Lavanant as Madame Rapons
  • Marthe Villalonga as Antoinette
  • Annick Alane as The Pharmacist
  • Trivia

    Three Men and a Cradle movie scenes

    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.

    Awards and nominations

  • Academy Awards (USA)
  • Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film
  • César Awards (France)
  • Won: Best Actor – Supporting Role (Michel Boujenah)
  • Won: Best Film
  • Won: Best Writing (Coline Serreau)
  • Nominated: Best Actress – Supporting Role (Dominique Lavanant)
  • Nominated: Best Director (Coline Serreau)
  • Nominated: Most Promising Actress (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu)
  • Golden Globe Awards (USA)
  • Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film
  • National Academy of Cinema (France)
  • Won: Academy Award (Coline Serreau)
  • Remakes

    Trois hommes et un couffin was remade in English as Three Men and a Baby in 1987 which was subsequently adapted as Thoovalsparsham (1990) in Malayalam which was then remade in Telugu as Chinnari Muddula Papa, into Asathal (2001) in Tamil and Heyy Babyy (2007) in Hindi.


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