ALL GONE SOUTH / Babysitting 2


US Premiere • Comedy • France, 2015

DCP • 1.85 • Dolby 5.1 • Color • 93 min

Directed by: Nicolas Benamou, Philippe Lacheau

Written by: Julien Arruti, Nicolas Benamou, Philippe Lacheau, Pierre Lacheau

Cinematography: Antoine Marteau

Film Editing: Olivier Michaut-Alchourrou

Original Score: Michael Tordjman, Maxime Desprez

Produced by: Christophe Cervoni (Axel Films), Marc Fiszman (Madame Films)

Cast: Philippe Lacheau (Franck), Alice David (Sonia), Vincent Desagnat (Ernest), Tarek Boudali (Sam), Christian Clavier (Alain), Julien Arruti (Alex), Grégoire Ludig (Paul), David Marsais (Jean)

International Sales: TF1 International •


Just one-and-a-half years after Babysitting found box office gold in France, the boys are back with a sequel, and ready to double down on the mayhem. This time they export their antics to a quiet, upscale eco-resort in the Brazilian rainforest. Trying to get serious with his life, Franck agrees to finally meet his girlfriend Sonia’s father, Alain, the pompous director of the resort. Without thinking it through, Franck invites his wrecking crew, Sam, Ernest, and Alex, along for the vacation of their lives. It’s not the smartest move, because soon his best buds are sabotaging his attempts to prove his worthiness to the potential father-in-law. The most damning evidence comes in the form of a GoPro camera found deep in the jungle – it’s disturbing but hilarious footage, the only clue in the mysterious disappearance of the gang. Tongue-in-cheek adventure meets cheeky sketch comedy, with surprisingly combustible results.

Before the editing was complete on Babysitting (COLCOA 2014), the same team of writers was already at work on the screenplay for All Gone South. This time, actor/co-writer/co-director Philippe Lacheau took the American survival reality TV show Man vs. Wild as the inspiration. The filmmakers’ early commitment to doing all the stunts in real life, as in Man vs. Wild, led to some harrowing real life moments, including jumping headfirst from airplanes at high altitudes. Lacheau, along with co-writer Julien Arruti and actor Tarek Boudali, first gained notoriety as members of the French TV comedy troupe La Bande à Fifi. Before working on the Babysitting films, co-writer/co-director Nicolas Benamou made his directorial debut with the comedy feature, De l'huile sur le feu (2011). Co-writer Pierre Lacheau is the brother of Philippe Lecheau. 



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