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Mr. and Mrs. Kabal's Theatre (1967)

Théâtre de Monsieur & Madame Kabal (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy | 6 December 1967 (France)
A dark and grotesque story of a married couple the wife, a mechanical monster made up of iron bits and her henpecked husband.


Walerian Borowczyk
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Credited cast:
Louisette Rousseau Louisette Rousseau ... Mme Kabal (voice)
Pierre Collet Pierre Collet ... M. Kabal (voice)
Louis Jojot Louis Jojot
Renata Astruc Renata Astruc
Jacqueline Boivin Jacqueline Boivin
Edith Catry Edith Catry
Yvonne Landry Yvonne Landry
Kathy Luc Kathy Luc
Maîthé Mansoura Maîthé Mansoura ... (as Maïté Mansoura)
Mei-Chen Mei-Chen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mei Chen Chalais Mei Chen Chalais ... (as Mei Chen)


A dark and grotesque story of a married couple the wife, a mechanical monster made up of iron bits and her henpecked husband.

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Mr. and Mrs. Kabal's Theatre (1967) was the first feature film by Walerian Borowczyk and the last time he would work in the field of animation until Scherzo Infernal (1984). See more »

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Fountain of creativity
11 June 2004 | by a-mossSee all my reviews

This is perhaps one of the funnies, yet most bizarre movies I have ever seen. I am in awe. Heavily surreal. Every scene has so much creative power and craziness you just can't avoid being fascinated by it.

There's a story too of course, but I'm not sure I'd dare to try and explain it.. It was all so confusing. Well, there's Mrs. Kabal.. a funny old lady which seems to think she's something important(like the old lady in Sunset Blv. or something..) And there's butterflies, and Mr. Kabal, and a huge house.. and these strangelooking creatures.. and so much details. Its so funny. At one point Mr. Kabal tries to puncture a hole in Mrs. Kabals huge chest, and instead of it shrinking.. the whole woman grows into a giant! And then Mr. Kabal finds the hole in her stomach and comes into this huge building inside her with stairs, windows and stuff..

And then Mrs. Kabal was shouting at him to do tasks in there.

It was all pretty weird to follow. But there was a story going on.

See this if you get the chance!

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Release Date:

6 December 1967 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El teatro del señor y la señora Kabal See more »

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Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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