Before all,'Dans l'oeil du chat' does not have an original premise to develop in it's almost one hundred minutes. It's a claustrophobic movie that goes round and round the sudden disappearance of a young woman named Pauline (LeBreton) who left behind her fianceé (Verrault) alone in her apartment trying desperately to find some clue of her whereabouts. Almost all the scenes are punctuated by the eyes of Pauline's cat. The poor animal seems to know something! In this point, we must remember that cats as dramatic background were used since two hundred years ago, especially by Edgar Allan Poe in some of his immortal short stories. No originality, as I said before. The movie goes on and on, with a intricate and weird line of investigation and reaches the end with an absolutely obvious finale. However, Barichelo is not a bad director. He has some sense of timing, he knows how to extract the better of his cast, and these points made the movie just a promise, maybe, to future entries more powerful and well resolved.
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