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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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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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Soundtracks

glory box
Performed by Portishead
Written by Geoff Barrow (as g. barrows), Beth Gibbons (as b. gibbons, Adrian Utley (as a. utley)
editions EMI music publishing/ rondor music
(p) 1994 gol discs ltd.
avec l'aimable autorisation de polygram projets spéciaux
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So tired of being alone
20 September 2002 | by (Leuven, Belgium) – See all my reviews

The superb Al Green moaning one of his greatest songs : I'm so tired of being alone. That about sums it up. Klapish is quickly becoming one of my favourite directors, making great movies with small budgets like l'auberge espanol. I don't fall in love with actresses every time I see a movie but Garance Clavel will certainly haunt my daydreams for a few days... Credits to the other actors, especially Zinedine Soualem and Renée le Calm. This is a warm, sparkling and very true movie about real persons and real emotions, (and therefore) sometimes funny, sometimes tragic. A movie that makes one run out the door and ...


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