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3 Hommes et un Couffin

3 Hommes et un Couffin

Three Men and a Cradle

106 minutes

DVD in French with optional English subtitles.

French Lesson Plan

Introduction: Enhance your French lessons with the delightful comedy "3 Hommes et un Couffin" (Three Men and a Cradle) through our comprehensive lesson plan. Directed by Coline Serreau, this film explores themes of unexpected responsibility, friendship, and the joys and challenges of parenthood, making it an excellent tool for language learning and cultural exploration.

Film Summary: Jacques, Michel, and Pierre are three virile men who are no strangers to finding young, single females at the door of their lavishly decorated, sprawling Paris bachelor pad. But they find that there are limits to the allure of youth when one female, a wailing three-month-old baby girl, is deposited on their doorstep for what seems to be an extended stay. The product of Jacques' brief affair with a woman named Sylvia, adorable little Marie catapults the men into a world of dirty diapers, destroyed furniture, and sleepless (and sexless) nights. But just as Marie begins to steal the hearts of her new "daddies," Sylvia reappears to whisk her away. Can they return to a life of empty sexual conquests…or have the lives of these three men been changed forever by their brief encounter with the cradle?

Additional Details: Released in 1985, "3 Hommes et un Couffin" was a box office hit in France and won the César Award for Best Film. The film stars Roland Giraud, Michel Boujenah, and André Dussollier. Its success led to an American remake, "Three Men and a Baby." The film is available in French with no English subtitles, ensuring an immersive language experience for students.

Key Dates for Using This Lesson Plan:

  • November 18: The film’s release date anniversary. Order by October 28 to receive it in time.
  • February 24: Celebrate the film’s César Award for Best Film. Order by February 3 to receive it in time.
  • June 16: Discuss themes of unexpected parenthood on Father’s Day. Order by May 26 to receive it in time.

Conclusion: Incorporate "3 Hommes et un Couffin" into your French curriculum to enhance language skills and give students a deeper understanding of French culture and the dynamics of unexpected parenthood. This lesson plan, designed by teachers for teachers, includes structured activities, discussion questions, and cultural notes to enrich the learning experience. Explore our comprehensive film-based lesson plans and transform your language classes today! IMDB

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Director: Coline Serreau

Cast: Roland Giraud, Michel Boujenah, André Dussollier

Audio: DVD in French with optional English subtitles.

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