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

R  |   |  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
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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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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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Performed by Freak Power
Written by Fatboy Slim (as norman cook)
éditions polygram music publishing ltd.
(p) 1994 island records ltd.
avec l'aimable autorisation de polygram projets speciaux
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Thank God for Sundance
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Thank God for Sundance, for I'd otherwise never had seen this hidden gem. Admittedly I am a Francophile, and a Francophone, and these are probable reasons I found myself enchanted by the sound, cinematography (gorgeous), believeable and mature plot line and dialogue. I feel this is one of the finest movies I've ever seen- it was a joy from start to end. I loved the song (English) played as the credits rolled- I wish I could find it. I want to see more from this director, and I am *so* grateful that the Sundance channel brings such hidden gems as these French movies I'd otherwise miss. Wasn't it they who brought me Ridicule? (another ALL TIME favorite)


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