gets a new look !

gets a new look !

gets a new look !

By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies in order to offer you content and services that are tailored to your interests.

[Find out more][OK]

Rats and Rabbits

A Feature film by Lewis Furey

Produced by Productions Laure-Furey, Balzac Films

Release in France : 05/04/2000

  • Contents

Actors (6)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Productions Laure-Furey, Balzac Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

SND Groupe M6

Co-production :

M6 Films

French distribution :

Magouric Productions


In every big city, there is a part of town you don’t go into – where the only law is the law of the jungle. And it is here, in Rats & Rabbits, one hot summer’s night, that the Mayor is brutally assassinated. The spotlights swing onto the ghetto. Six misfits are caught in the glare, forced to perform a despairing and dangerous balancing act ; each needs the other but the rules of the game are clear – " every man for himself ".


After working for years on music shows and videos, I wanted to move on and make a movie for and with actors. The original play by George F. Walker appealed to me. I thought its dark humor would be a good way to handle a general state of confusion that I felt was in the air. The characters are all practically hysterical, careering around like comic book characters, but still, they’re all looking for absolutes in a closed environment. I took great and admittedly rather perverse pleasure in following my actors around the streets of my home city, Montreal, with a hand-held camera, watching them bounce off the walls and wonder “Where the hell is the exit?”

Lewis Furey, Director

Full credits (8)

Executive Producers :

Lewis Furey, Carole Laure

Director of Photography :

Gérard Simon

Editor :

Véronique Parnet

Music Composers :

Vic Emerson, Nicolas Haas

Screenwriters :

Pascal Arnold, Lewis Furey

Sound recordists :

Jean-Paul Hurier, Frédéric Attal, Simon Goulet

Production Designer :

Frédéric Page

Costume designer :

Georges Lévesque

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :


Production language :


Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

Minority French

Production year :


French release :


Runtime :

1 h 30 min

Current status :


Visa number :


Visa issue date :


Approval :


Production formats :


Color type :


Aspect ratio :


Audio format :

Dolby DTS

Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Cannes Film Market - 2000

Cannes Film Market (France, 2000)