Le Chat

Film, Horror
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.

By: GAd

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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