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Time Out says

After a series of acclaimed shorts, Ozon goes for the big one - and misses. A vaguely Buñuelian exercise in taking a swing at the bourgeoisie, the film traces the implosion of an apparently typical family under the baleful influence of a predatory pet rat. The story is essentially Boudu Saved from Drowning with a rodent in the Michel Simon role. It is sharpest etching minor social infractions, like the father's complacency, but lacks the restraint which lent Ozon's short films such a powerful, sinister undercurrent. Instead, we get bizarre fantasy, arch black comedy and a charmless camp sensibility.
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Release Details

  • Duration:80 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:François Ozon
  • Screenwriter:François Ozon
  • Cast:
    • Evelyne Dandry
    • François Marthouret
    • Marina de Van
    • Adrien de Van
    • Stéphane Rideau
    • Lucia Sanchez
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