Middle-aged Cédric loses his job because of some innapropriate drunken behaviour gone viral. In an attempt to absolve himself and to prove that he’s really a nice guy after all, he decides to write a book about his experiences as a white cis-het male and remorseful sinner. Meanwhile, his wife is tiring of her life as a stay-at-home mother to their baby. They decide to hire a nanny to make things easier for themselves.
Babysitter is a satirical comment on well-meaning majority men who try to adapt to “woke” culture. This absurd comedy includes elements that you might associate with Wes Anderson – deadpan comedy, colourful design and eccentric flair, but Babysitter takes a much sharper stand on political and social issues. If you like colourful and controversial films with a unique sense of humour, this might well be the one for you. Babysitter recently premiered at the prestigious Sundance film festival, and has not previously been screened in Norway.