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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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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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Details

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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Quotes

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

Hala James
Performed by Big Brother Hakim et Dee Nasty
Written by Hakim belkacemi, Daniel Bigeault
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French cinema still has bite...

What starts out initially as a rather dull drama, quickly picks up pace and sparkles.

A lovely little movie that hopefully will never be given a Hollywood remake this movie is a treat.


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