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Cat and Mouse (1975)

Le chat et la souris (original title)
A very unorthodox police inspector is assigned to investigate a millionaire's mysterious death.

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Madame Richard
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Lechat
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Pierre Chemin
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Monsieur Richard
Valérie Lagrange ...
Manuelle
Michel Peyrelon ...
Germain
Christine Laurent ...
Christine
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Philippe Lacombe
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Le préfet de police
Arlette Emmery ...
Rose
Jean Mermet
Anne Libert ...
Anne
Judith Magre ...
Le dame au petit chien
Yves Afonso ...
William Daube - le gauchiste
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A very unorthodox police inspector is assigned to investigate a millionaire's mysterious death.

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A man, a woman, a murder as only Lelouch could do it.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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3 September 1975 (France)  »

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Lovely film deserving of DVD transfer
29 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has stayed near the top of my recommendation list since I first saw it in 1976, in spite of the fact that I haven't seen it but once since then, when I found a copy on Betamax (remember Sony?).

The storyline is an interesting and romantic mystery between a detective and the femme fatale suspect. The many plot twists and turns are only bettered by the wonderful cinematography and mr. LeLouch's delicious direction through the streets of Paris and the countryside of France.

I have seen many "foreign" films the past 30 years, and this one has continued to hold a fond place in my memory. There is so much dreck on video, and so many pleasant little films for the over-twelve audience have simply slipped through the cracks and disappeared into the mists of time. A real shame for those of us tired of seeing endless scenes of carnage and violence...


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