When the Cat's Away (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

When the Cat's Away (1996)



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This French drama shows a woman who discovers new meaning in her life while in search of her lost cat. After a vacation, Chloe finds that her only friend, her cat Gris-Gris, is missing. Determined to find her, Chloe goes out and meets neighbors that she never knew she had.


Olivier Py
as Michel
Renée Le Calm
as Mme. Renee
as Gris-Gris the Cat
as Rambo
Romain Duris
as Drummer
Nicolas Koretzky
as Photographer's Assistant
Andrée Damant
as Madame Dubois
Estelle Larrivaz
as Flo the Hair Stylist
Camille Japy
as Victoire
Olivier Bamy
as Black Workman
Marina Tomé
as Stylist
Marie Riva
as Publicist
Frédéric Aufray
as Photographer
Philippe Garcia
as Assistant Stylist
Antoine Chappey
as Drunk guy
Jacqueline Jehanneuf
as Madame Henriette
Madeleine Marie
as Woman Who Gets Lost
Eric Ebouaney
as African Worker
Aurelia Petit
as Blanch, the Bartender
Francis Renaud
as Aggressive Guy
Franck Bussi
as Aggressive Guy
Michel Glasko
as Michel's First Boyfriend
Franck Manzoni
as Michel's Second Boyfriend
Eric Savin
as Eleven of Spades Militant
Nicolas Koretzy
as Assistant Photographer
Pascal Chardin
as Mover/Painter
Joël Brisse
as Bel Canto the Painter
Danielle Hoisnard
as Madame Verligodin
Princess Lilamani
as Patron At "The Taillandiers"
Marcelle Dupuy
as Pipelette
Marthe Fouquet
as Madame Vilchenu
Aline Chantal
as Madame Doubrowsky
Olympe Brugeille
as Madame Brugeille
as Owner of the Bar des Taillandiers
Rambo the Cat
as Rambo, Madame Renée's Cat
as Owner of the Bar des Taillandiers
Francois Renaud
as Aggressive Guy
P'tit Louis
as Homeless Guy
as Kristelle
Paola Ramirez
as Salsa Dancer
Hiam Soualem
as Courtyard Woman
Carlos Donoso
as Salsa Dancer
Marilyne Canto
as Woman Cop
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Critic Reviews for When the Cat's Away

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

When the Cat's Away is like a very subtle, curious, edgy documentary, in which we get interested in Chloe because she has lost her cat, and by the end we almost have to be reminded that the cat is missing.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A charming French import with lots of heart.

September 25, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

Sort of a French 'Dude, Where's My Cat?' ...

February 12, 2005 | Full Review…

An irresistibly charming French film about the magical and charming ways in which community is created in large cities.

February 27, 2002 | Full Review…

Leave it to the French to take an idea as simple as a young woman searching for her lost cat and turn it into an evocation of life, love, and the big city.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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