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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 »

Director:

Cédric Klapisch
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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 ... 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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Quotes

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

Referenced in Someone, Somewhere (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Hala James
Performed by Big Brother Hakim et Dee Nasty
Written by Hakim belkacemi, Daniel Bigeault
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good yet cannot explain why
27 October 1999 | by coolugSee all my reviews

despite having no valid content whatsoever, this film left me with the kind of warm 'everythings going to be alright' feeling you usually expect to get from the teen high school genre school of thought. An utterly pointless story about a young woman who loses her cat Gris-gris, and the insignificant events that happen as she goes about searching for said cat, dont pay to see this movie, it has nothing to justify buying or renting it, buy if its ever on tv, watch it, because you might just like it


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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)

Gross USA:

$1,474,628

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,474,628
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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