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The Case of the Grinning Cat (2004)
"Chats perchés" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  5 December 2004 (France)
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Paris 2002. Yellow cats appears on the walls. Chris Marker is looking for these mysterious cats and captures with his camera the political and international events of these last two years (war in Iraq...).

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Monsieur Chat is a character (a yellow grinning cat) which appeared on Paris walls at the beginning of the years 2000. Following its steps, Chris Marker is depicting the very recent french history (elections, demonstrations, state scandals etc.) through the perceptive eye of this strange graffiti... Written by anonymous

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irrelevant and utterly without focus
4 February 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I really hated this.

Firstly, it was horribly shot - basically the editing and picture quality was comparable to a Handicam movie.

The narration was infuriating and the concept incredibly muddled.

In the end it was a documentary about almost nothing.

Was it about war, urban subcultural memes or both? It ended up not really being about neither.

Very disappointing.

Thank god it was only one hour long.

The extras on the DVD are even more depressingly pointless.

I don't understand how this even made it to DVD.


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