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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.... See more »

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Julien Bouin
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Clémence Bouin
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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

Directed by

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Pierre Granier-Deferre

Written by

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Pierre Granier-Deferre ... ()
 
Pascal Jardin ... ()
 
Georges Simenon ... (novel)

Produced by

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Raymond Danon ... producer
Maurice Jacquin ... associate producer
Fernandel ... producer (uncredited)
Jean Gabin ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Philippe Sarde

Cinematography by

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Walter Wottitz

Film Editing by

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Nino Baragli
Jean Ravel

Editorial Department

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Florence Moncorgé-Gabin ... trainee editor
Michèle Robert-Lauliac ... assistant editor (as Michèle Robert)

Production Design by

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Jacques Saulnier

Costume Design by

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Jo Ranzatto

Makeup Department

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Maud Begon ... makeup artist
Yvonne Gasperina ... key makeup artist
Janou Pottier ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Ralph Baum ... production manager
Lionel de Sousa ... unit manager
Jean Guillaume ... unit production manager
Mireille Tanguy ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Philippe Lefebvre ... first assistant director
Michel Rubin ... assistant director

Art Department

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Georges Glon ... assistant production designer
Charles Merangel ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Marcel Corvaisier ... boom operator
Vartan Karakeusian ... sound recordist
Alex Pront ... sound mixer
Jean Rieul ... sound engineer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Philippe Brun ... camera operator
Marcel Dolé ... still photographer
Valery Ivanow ... assistant camera
Yves Pouffary ... assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Yvette Bonnay ... costumer
Micheline Bonnet ... costumer

Location Management

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Jean-Pierre Nossereau ... location manager (as Jean Nossereau)

Music Department

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Jean-Michel Defaye ... orchestrator
William Flageollet ... music engineer
Jean Sablon ... singer: "Le temps des souvenirs"

Other crew

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Sylvette Baudrot ... script girl
Pierre Hani ... press attache
Nicole Salvodelli ... administrator

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines A love/hate so devastating it destroys everything...the marriage, the wife, the husband, the house...even the cat See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le chat - l'implacabile uomo di Saint Germain (Italy)
  • El gato (Spain)
  • Котката (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • The Cat
  • Кот (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • See more »
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  • 86 min
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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Mémoires pour Simone (1986). See more »

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