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When the Cat's Away

When the Cat's Away

A Feature film by Cédric Klapisch

Produced by Vertigo Productions

Release in France : 03/04/1996


    Chloe, a young woman, is going on holidays. She entrusts her beloved cat to Madame Renée's care. But Madame Renée lost Chole's cat. Chloe starts searching the neighborhood... This is the pretext for the exploration of a quarter of Paris and his inhabitants.

    Actors (30)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Vertigo Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    SND Groupe M6

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

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    "Everyone's looking for someone... something... and their cat ! It's such a silly, lovely idea : that someone losing their cat can practically revolutionise a neighbourhood, change the lives of a girl lost in the crowd and people of two generations; one searching for its memories and the other which doesn't give a damn; and make a film as light and entertaining as a fairytale. It's a ramble through the streets of Paris, meeting people and places along the way. For instance the scene with the down-and-outs : they were there when we arrived, exactly where we wanted to shoot. Instead of asking them to move, Cédric asked them to join in ! The meetings in the film were as true as those outside it. And Cédric's way of looking and wanting were so rich and generous that he swept us all along with him, and so simply. Every scene comes across as perfectly natural and obvious; in real life. I even wondered whether it would change anything if Chloé didn't find her cat. She would still have found that lightness of being, that thirst for life and cheerfulness which leaves us with a ray of hope for humanity."
    (Garance Clavel, actress)

    Full credits (21)

    Executive Producers :

    Aïssa Djabri, Farid Lahouassa, Manuel Munz

    Screenwriter :

    Cédric Klapisch

    Sound Recordist :

    Olivier Le Vacon

    Assistant Operators :

    Philippe Roussilhe, Xavier Tauveron

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Eva Simonet

    Sound Editor :

    Philippe Heissler

    Continuity supervisor :

    Agnès Moreau

    Stunt performer :

    Daniel Vérité

    Costume designer :

    Pierre-Yves Gayraud

    Sales Agent :

    Raphaël Berdugo

    Still Photographer :

    Jérôme Plon

    Assistant directors :

    Nathalie Bialobos, Jacques Royer

    Director of Photography :

    Benoît Delhomme

    Sound Assistant :

    Cyril Moisson

    Production Manager :

    Sadek Djermoune

    Editor :

    Francine Sandberg

    Assistant editor :

    Brigitte Benard

    Production Designer :

    François Emmanuelli

    Casting :

    Bruno Lévy

    Grader :

    Fabrice Blin

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Dalmasso

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    Feature film

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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR