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The Cat (1971)

Le chat (original title)
Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jean Gabin ... Julien Bouin
Simone Signoret ... Clémence Bouin
Annie Cordy ... Nelly
Jacques Rispal Jacques Rispal ... Le docteur
Nicole Desailly Nicole Desailly ... L'infirmière
Harry-Max Harry-Max ... Le retraité
André Rouyer André Rouyer ... Le délégué
Carlo Nell Carlo Nell ... L'agent immobilier
Yves Barsacq Yves Barsacq ... L'architecte
Florence Haguenauer Florence Haguenauer ... Germaine
Renate Birgo Renate Birgo ... La crémière
Ermanno Casanova Ermanno Casanova ... Le patron du café (as Ermano Casanova)
Georges Mansart Georges Mansart ... Le garçon à la moto
Isabel del Río Isabel del Río ... La fille à la moto
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Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished. His cat Greffier being the only one he still gives affection to, he becomes the object of Clemence's anger. Written by Vincent Merlaud <merlaud@studi.mathematik.hu-berlin.de>

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A love/hate so devastating it destroys everything...the marriage, the wife, the husband, the house...even the cat

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 April 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El gato See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lira Films, Cinétel, Gafer See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Goofs

Just after the credits (3:30) and just before the end credits (71:21) we see twice the same scene. A stretcher is pushed through an hospital emergency entrance. The first time, a nurse comes from the right while the stretcher is in the middle of a corridor. She asks an unknown person 'Bouin, ça s'écrit comment ?' answered by 'as you say it B O U I N'. (How do you spell BOUIN). The second time, the stretcher goes all the way to the back, and turn (and Gabin's face is covered, signaling his death) before the nurse appears, and she says this time 'Julien Bouin, ça s'écrit comment ? See more »

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Version of Die Katze (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Temps des Souvenirs
Music by Philippe Sarde
Lyrics by Eddy Marnay
Performed by Jean Sablon
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Excellent acting, by two of the best
12 September 1999 | by D JolySee all my reviews

This started as a Georges Simenon story, and is typically brutal about human relationships. I like it so because of the performances of Gabin & Signoret - they were as good as you can get, and here are at the top of their powers. Either of them would have blown anybody else I can think of off the screen. Excellent, if very French.


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