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When the Cat's Away (1996)

Chacun cherche son chat (original title)
Chloe, a young woman, is going on holidays. She entrusts her beloved cat to Madame Renée's care. But one day Madame Renée (an old lady of the neighborhood) can not find the cat. Chloe ... See full summary »

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Cédric Klapisch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Garance Clavel ... Chloé
Zinedine Soualem ... Djamel
Renée Le Calm Renée Le Calm ... Madame Renée
Olivier Py Olivier Py ... Michel
Arapimou Arapimou ... Gris Gris, le chat
Rambo Rambo ... Rambo, le chat
Simon Abkarian ... Carlos
Frédéric Aufray Frédéric Aufray ... Photographer
Olivier Barny Olivier Barny ... Un ouvrier ébéniste
Jane Bradbury ... Un mannequin
Joël Brisse Joël Brisse ... Le peintre Bel Canto
Olympe Brugeille Olympe Brugeille ... Madame Brugeille
Franck Bussi Franck Bussi ... Mec aggressif
Marilyne Canto Marilyne Canto ... La femme flic
Aline Chantal Aline Chantal ... Madame Doubrowsky
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Storyline

Chloe, a young woman, is going on holidays. She entrusts her beloved cat to Madame Renée's care. But one day Madame Renée (an old lady of the neighborhood) can not find the cat. Chloe starts searching the neighborhood... This is the pretext for the exploration of a quarter of Paris and his inhabitants. Written by Yepok

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Taglines:

No man. No job. No cat.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a brief strong sex scene and some language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When the Cat's Away See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$247,804, 20 June 1997

Gross USA:

$1,652,472, 14 September 1997
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Madame Renee: Men have let me down, but animals, never. Never!
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Soundtracks

LSD
Performed by Hallucinogen
Written by Simon Posford
éditions distance/big life music
(p) 1995 dragon fly records
avec l'aimable autorisation de distance
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So tired of being alone
20 September 2002 | by boris_peetersSee all my reviews

The superb Al Green moaning one of his greatest songs : I'm so tired of being alone. That about sums it up. Klapish is quickly becoming one of my favourite directors, making great movies with small budgets like l'auberge espanol. I don't fall in love with actresses every time I see a movie but Garance Clavel will certainly haunt my daydreams for a few days... Credits to the other actors, especially Zinedine Soualem and Renée le Calm. This is a warm, sparkling and very true movie about real persons and real emotions, (and therefore) sometimes funny, sometimes tragic. A movie that makes one run out the door and ...


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