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When the Cat Comes (1963)

Az prijde kocour (original title)
Some people with a strange cat arrive in a small village. The cat wears glasses, and when someone takes them off, she can colour people, according to their nature and mood. The grown-ups of... See full summary »

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Magician / Oliva
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Diana (as Emilie Vasáryová)
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Teacher Robert
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Julie
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Janek
Vlasta Chramostová ...
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Karel Vrtiska ...
Miller
Václav Babka ...
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Some people with a strange cat arrive in a small village. The cat wears glasses, and when someone takes them off, she can colour people, according to their nature and mood. The grown-ups of the village consider the cat to be dangerous, but the kids just love her... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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School director: [subtitled version] Listen Robert, denoting your superior as a murderer in public doesn't seem like constructive criticism.
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One of the best anthropological studies on human behavior
21 September 2000 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

This is probably one of the best movies ever made. And it is not excellent because of the acting or the production, after all it is one example of the early czech cinema and the spring revolution. The film is important for story it tells. This is a exemplary evaluation of human behavior as observed by an estranged cat, who is only capable of watching human beings by what they really are. I have tried to get a copy of this film for decades (I watched first time as a 12-year-old kid and again in College in the early 1970s). A gem!!!


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