From La Bande à Fifi to “Super-Héros In spite of Himself” via “Babysitting”, Philippe Lacheau looks back on his career and his way of approaching humor in our special King of Comedy interview.
Philippe Lacheau-style comedy
After enjoying the heyday of Canal+ and The Big Newspaper with the sketches of La Bande à Fifi, Philippe Lacheau made his place in the cinema. first with Babysitting (2014) which he co-directed with Nicolas Benamou – before that he was on the screenplay of Paris at all cost. A parody of found footage in which Philippe Lacheau gives himself the leading role, that of a nice loser to whom a whole lot of galleys happen. With more than two million admissions in France, the actor reveals himself to the general public and proves that he can make the spectators laugh with his humor “very visual, inspired by American comedies, with slightly transgressive gags“.
follow Babysitting 2 (2015), Alibi.com (2017), Nicky Larson and the Perfume of Cupid (2018), and finally Despite himself superheroes. Thus, after having “dared” to propose an adaptation of a cult manga, Philippe Lacheau takes on the superhero genre following the same humorous direction that made its success.
even further Despite himself superheroes
On the occasion of the release of his new film, Philippe Lacheau tells us more about his vision of comedy in a King of Comedy special interview. A genre often criticized in France but in which the actor feels perfectly at ease.
Very quickly I turned to comedy because even when I tried to do serious stuff, I saw that it actually made people laugh. So I told myself that I was not going to take my head and just go for funny stuff.
But where Philippe Lacheau perhaps stands out a bit is with his desire to make cinema above all and be inspired by it. From Babysitting the visual proposals were there, and even more with Nicky Larson. But Despite him self superheroes the author can have even more fun by diverting DC and Marvel productions without falling into a mockery.
As we tell the story of an actor who plays in a superhero movie, we wanted the real superhero movie part in our movie to be “believable”.
superhero despite fate him in theaters February 2. Discover our full interview with Philippe Lacheau in the video in an article.