North American Premiere • Comedy • France, 2016

DCP • 1.85 • Dolby 5.1 • Color • 90 min

Directed by: Philippe Lacheau

Written by: Philippe Lacheau, Julien Arruti, Pierre Dudan

Cinematography: Dominique Colin

Film Editing: Olivier Michaut-Alchourroun

Produced by: Alexandra Fechner (Fechner Films), TF1 Droits Audiovisuels, StudioCanal, TF1 Films Production, CN5 Productions

Cast: Philippe Lacheau (Grégory Van Huffel), Élodie Fontan  (Flo Martin) Julien Arruti (Augustin), Tarek Boudali  (Mehdi), Nathalie Baye  (Mme Martin), Didier Bourdon (M. Martin)

International Sales: TF1 Studio


The comedy team behind the Babysitting franchise returns to COLCOA with another affable concoction of high-concept farce and below the belt gags. Grégory (Lacheau) is the founder of a startup providing a unique service. He and his associates Augustin and Medhi create and stage alibis for clients, mostly men, mostly who want to cheat, mostly on their wives and girlfriends. While striving for the lofty goal of semi-competence, the crew’s only code of conduct is summed up in the company motto: “a little lie is less harmful than the truth.” Naturally, Grégory has to keep his work a secret from his new girlfriend Flo, who happens to be repulsed by men who lie. But that’s only half his problem. When Grégory and Flo go to a resort town to meet her parents, he realizes that he knows the father. In fact, he’s one of Grégory’s clients. is a manic, take-no-prisoners excursion through a PC-free zone, so give your moral compass the afternoon off, and strap in for the ride.


With the popularity of his first solo directing effort, actor/co-writer/director Philippe Lacheau has staked solid ground in contemporary French comedy. The star and co-writer/co-director of the found-footage comedy hits Babysitting (COLCOA 2014) and its sequel All Gone South - Babysitting 2 (COLCOA 2016), Lacheau’s roots are in sketch comedy. Along with actor/co-writer Julien Arruti (Augustin) and actor Tarek Boudali (Medhi), Lacheau first gained notoriety as part of the French TV comedy troupe La Bande à Fifi. As Fifi, Lacheau was a host and presenter for FUN TV channel, and has appeared in many shows, notably Le Grand Journal de Canal+. Together with his usual writing partner Julien Arruti, Lacheau penned the script with newcomer Pierre Dudan. Lacheau plays the lead in Tarek Boudali’s directorial debut Mariage (blanc) pour tous, currently in post-production. A third installment of the Babysitting franchise is also in the works.