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Cat in the Sack (1964)

Le chat dans le sac (original title)
A young journalist is unhappy with society and contemplates what he can do about it.

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Gilles Groulx
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Cast overview:
Barbara Ulrich ... Barbara
Claude Godbout ... Claude
Manon Blain Manon Blain ... Manon J'sais-pas-qui
Véronique Vilbert Véronique Vilbert ... Véronique
Jean-Paul Bernier Jean-Paul Bernier ... Jean-Paul
André Leblanc André Leblanc ... Toulouse
Paul-Marie Lapointe Paul-Marie Lapointe ... Messieurs - ont joué trois personnages
Jean-V. Dufresne Jean-V. Dufresne ... Messieurs - ont joué trois personnages (as Jean V. Dufresne)
Pierre Maheu Pierre Maheu ... Messieurs - ont joué trois personnages
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Storyline

Claude is a young Quebecois journalist living in Montreal. He's alienated and unhappy with contemporary society; he can't change it and at the same time he doesn't want to simply compromise and accept it the way it is. It bothers him that his anglophone, Jewish girlfriend Barbara is less philosophical than he is and is more concerned with her theater career than sharing his concerns about social issues. The tension with Barbara and conflicts with his editors causes Claude to leave the city and travel to a remote cabin in the countryside. There he reflects on his predicament and in his isolation he finds his ties to Barbara gradually loosening... Written by pr1mal_1

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 August 1964 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Cat in the Sack See more »

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Budget:

CAD33,000 (estimated)
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Mono
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-Ce film a remporté le Grand Prix du long métrage au Festival du Cinéma Canadien à Montréal (Province Québec, Canada), en 1964. See more »

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(opening statement) This film is one man's view of the anxieties of certain groups of French Canadian youth. See more »

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Referenced in Hivernam (2002) See more »

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Very stylish intelligent movie
8 April 2002 | by Manon_1See all my reviews

What an nice suprise, yesterday,I caught this movie on TV by pure luck. It was so good, artsy, the script was excellent and well documented on the condition of Quebec, I've learned from that movie. The actors were excellent. Anybody who is interested in finding out about the Quebecors conditions in Canada, should see that movie. A gem.


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