Le Chat

In this anaemic adaptation of a characteristically sour and sweaty Simenon novel, a long-married couple is sucked into a triangular sado-masochistic relationship with a cat, on which the husband lavishes the suffocatingly possessive affection he once devoted to his once-beautiful, now alcoholically bloated, spouse. Simenon, however, invested her eventual killing of the pet with all the neurotic squalor of a crime passionnel; here, given the mutual malignity of Gabin and Signoret, one simply wonders how the cat managed to survive so long.

Release details

Duration: 88 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Pascal Jardin, Pierre Granier-Deferre
Screenwriter: Pierre Granier-Deferre
Cast: Simone Signoret
Jean Gabin
Annie Cordy
Jacques Rispal
Nicole Desailly
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