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When the Cat's Away (1996)

Chacun cherche son chat (original title)
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
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Un mannequin
Joël Brisse ...
Le peintre Bel Canto
Olympe Brugeille ...
Madame Brugeille
Franck Bussi ...
Mec aggressif
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La femme flic
Aline Chantal ...
Madame Doubrowsky
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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 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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Might Be Nostalgic for Parisians
20 November 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Paris, the lonely assistant makeup artist Chloe shares her apartment with a homosexual. When she needs to travel, she asks him to take care of her beloved cat Gris-Gris but he refuses. Chloe seeks out someone to take care of her cat and she meets Madame Renée that offers to take care of Gris-Gris with her cats. When she returns, Madame Renée explains that Gris-Gris has fled. Chloe searches the neighborhood and finds solidarity with her neighbors.

"Chacun cherche son chat", a.k.a. "When the Cat's Away" is a nice film with a pointless story that might be nostalgic for Parisians. But the screenplay is boring with excessive unfunny gay scene. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "O Gato Sumiu" ("The Cat Vanished")


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