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125 Ratings

When the Cat's Away

Chacun cherche son chat

Directed by Cédric Klapisch
France, 1996
Comedy, Romance


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) cannot find the cat. Chloe starts searching the neighborhood. This is the pretext for the exploration of a quarter of Paris and his inhabitants.

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When the Cat's Away Directed by Cédric Klapisch

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1996 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize (Panorama)

César Awards

1997 | Nominee: Most Promising Actress

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1998 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

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