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When the Cat's Away (1996)
"Chacun cherche son chat" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  20 June 1997 (USA)
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Chloe, a young woman, is going on holidays. She entrusts her beloved cat to Madame Renée's care. But one day Madame Renée (an old lady of the neighborhood) can not find the cat. Chloe ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chloé
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Djamel
Renée Le Calm ...
Madame Renée
Olivier Py ...
Michel
Arapimou ...
Gris Gris, le chat
Rambo ...
Rambo, le chat
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Carlos
Frédéric Aufray ...
Photographer
Olivier Barny ...
Un ouvrier ébéniste
...
Un mannequin
Joël Brisse ...
Le peintre Bel Canto
Olympe Brugeille ...
Madame Brugeille
Franck Bussi ...
Mec aggressif
Marilyne Canto ...
La femme flic
Aline Chantal ...
Madame Doubrowsky
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Storyline

Chloe, a young woman, is going on holidays. She entrusts her beloved cat to Madame Renée's care. But one day Madame Renée (an old lady of the neighborhood) can not find the cat. Chloe starts searching the neighborhood... This is the pretext for the exploration of a quarter of Paris and his inhabitants. Written by Yepok

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No man. No job. No cat.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a brief strong sex scene and some language | See all certifications »
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20 June 1997 (USA)  »

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When the Cat's Away  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$247,804 (USA) (20 June 1997)

Gross:

$1,652,472 (USA) (12 September 1997)
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1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Madame Renee: Men have let me down, but animals, never. Never!
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nuphunk
Performed by Daphreephunkateerz
Music and Lyrics by Erik Rug
éditions BMG Music Publishing
(p) 1995 artefact/rosebud
avec l'aimable autorisation de polygram projets spéciaux
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Aren't we all searching for our cat ?
26 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Chloe, a young woman lacking of self confidence, is looking for the love of her life... but, well, in the only company of her cat Gris-Gris and her gay roommate, it seems to be difficult ! One day her cat disappears and Chloe has to get the better of her natural timidity to find him again, questionning the whole neighbourhood with the help of many lovely grans and the ingenuous Djamel. Chloe will learn more about the others and herself, actually searching for the cat could be here interpreted as searching for love - and for herself. So, aren't we all searching for our cat too ?

This film is really well performed (by the charming Garance Clavel and many non-professionals), sometimes funny and light, sometimes inducing us to think a bit more about human relationships (Cédric Klapisch tries also to point out the terrible consequences of the destruction of whole districts in Paris). In four words : go and see it !


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