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Director  Jean Beaudin
Screenplay  Lise Lemay-Rousseau
Language  French
7/10 IMDb

Music director  Francois Dompierre
Duration  
Country  Canada France
The Alley Cat (1985 film) movie poster
Writer  Yves Beauchemin, Lise Lemay-Rousseau
Release date  August 28, 1985  Canada
Cast  Serge Dupire (Florent Boissonneault), Monique Spaziani (Elise Boissonneault), Jean Carmet (Egon Ratablavasky), Julien Guiomar (Aurélien Picquot), Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge (Monsieur Emile), Miguel Fernandes (Slipskin)
Similar movies  Set in Quebec, French movies

The Alley Cat (French: Le Matou) is a 1985 Canadian/French French-language drama film based on the novel of the same name by Yves Beauchemin.

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Plot

Florent (Dupire) and his wife Elise (Spaziani) always had one dream: to own a restaurant. When they meet a strange old man, Egon Ratablavasky (Carmet), their dream becomes a reality, but only to quickly turn into a nightmare when they sadly discover they have been tricked by him and lose everything.

Production

Restaurant scenes were set in and shot at La Binerie Mont-Royal.

Recognition

  • 1986
  • Genie Award for Best Music Score - Won - François Dompierre
  • Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction - Nominated - Jean Beaudin
  • Genie Award for Best Achievement in Sound Editing - Nominated - Serge Viau, Paul Dion
  • Genie Award for Best Motion Picture - Nominated - Justine Héroux
  • Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominated - Serge Dupire
  • Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominated - Monique Spaziani
  • Genie Award for Best Screenplay - Nominated - Lise Lemay-Rousseau
  • 1985
  • Montreal World Film Festival Jury Prize - Won - Jean Beaudin (Tied with On ne meurt que 2 fois)
  • Montreal World Film Festival Most Popular Film - Won - Jean Beaudin
  • References

    The Alley Cat (1985 film) Wikipedia
    The Alley Cat (1985 film) IMDb The Alley Cat (1985 film) themoviedb.org


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