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Le chat (1971)

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:
... Julien Bouin
... Clémence Bouin
... Nelly
Jacques Rispal ... Le docteur / Doctor
Nicole Desailly ... L'infirmière / Nurse
Harry-Max ... Le retraité
André Rouyer ... Le délégué
Carlo Nell ... L'agent immobilier
Yves Barsacq ... L'architecte
Florence Haguenauer ... Germaine
Renate Birgo ... La crémière
Ermanno Casanova ... Le patron du café (as Ermano Casanova)
Georges Mansart ... Le garçon à la moto
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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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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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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Stellar acting!
26 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

To make a review short, the acting by Jean Gabin and Simone Signoret is nothing short of fantastic. The film is a downer but it's worth watching. There's something in French cinema that's unique. It often creates towering, almost mythical characters through mundane situations. The two actors make anyone from Hollywood look amateurish.


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