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When the Cat's Away... WHEN THE CAT'S AWAY... Garance Clavel, Renee Le Calm (1996, Columbia TriStar, R, $98.99, subtitled) This brilliant slice of urban life by French...When the Cat's Away...Foreign Language, Drama, ComedyR WHEN THE CAT'S AWAY... Garance Clavel, Renee Le Calm (1996, Columbia TriStar, R, $98.99, subtitled) This brilliant slice of urban life by French...1998-01-23

When the Cat's Away...

Genre: Foreign Language, Drama, Comedy; Starring: Garance Clavel, Heather Graham, Renee Le Calm; MPAA Rating: R

WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY… Garance Clavel, Renee Le Calm (1996, Columbia TriStar, R, $98.99, subtitled) This brilliant slice of urban life by French filmmaker Cedric Klapisch stars the beguiling Clavel as Chloe, a disenchanted makeup artist who returns from vacation to discover her beloved black cat has eluded the care of an elderly cat sitter (Le Calm). The neighborhood search marshals a motley crew and forges unlikely friendships, flirtations, and, finally, love. This valentine verite also tells the unromantic tale of a working-class neighborhood in the throes of gentrification. The camera stalking graffiti-sprayed streets with the intensity of a jungle cat and the acid-jazz soundtrack set a hip pace. A