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The Cat Vanishes (2011)

El gato desaparece (original title)
Luis, a recognized university professor is out of the psychiatric clinic where he spent the last three years, hospitalized after a psychotic episode that led him to threaten his wife and ... See full summary »

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Carlos Sorin

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Carlos Sorin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Luis Luque ... Luis
Beatriz Spelzini Beatriz Spelzini ... Beatriz
María Abadi María Abadi ... Verónica Romero (as Maria Abadi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norma Argentina Norma Argentina ... Ángela
Gisela Aringoli Gisela Aringoli ... Empleada Agencia Viajes
Alejandro Javier Bures Alejandro Javier Bures ... Alumno
Emma Jayne Carlton Emma Jayne Carlton ... Elizabeth
Kiko Cerone Kiko Cerone ... Secretario Juzgado
Tristán Colombo Tristán Colombo ... Hijo
Gabriel Flores González Gabriel Flores González ... Guardia Shopping
Damián Guitián Damián Guitián ... Rodolfo
Guillermo Hönig Guillermo Hönig ... Psiquiatra Forense
Rodrigo Lamoreaux Rodrigo Lamoreaux ... Malabarista
Lucas Laurens Lucas Laurens ... Esteban
Mario Mahler Mario Mahler ... Veterinario
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Storyline

Luis, a recognized university professor is out of the psychiatric clinic where he spent the last three years, hospitalized after a psychotic episode that led him to threaten his wife and assistant chair. Clinical believe he is healed, but a relapse is always possible. Upon arriving home, Luis is attacked by the pet cat. Soon after, his wife notices that the cat disappeared. Was Luis, ex-crazy, that ended the cat's life in a new psychotic attack of aggressiveness?

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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

21 April 2011 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cat Vanishes See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$233,892
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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So Just Where Did That Cat Go?
17 December 2011 | by tgreen-233-175311See all my reviews

I saw this at the Toronto Film Festival and am sorry to see that it has not yet received wider distribution. It's about a professor who returns home after being hospitalized for a serious psychotic episode, but his wife is not certain that all is well. And the cat has mysteriously vanished, too. What's going on here? This is one of the most satisfying homages to Hitchcock that I have ever seen. Though, low key, it is very witty and playful. It does not go in for broad gestures, but subtle ones instead. The suspense is initially seems almost an afterthought, and then it builds up by slight degrees until it reaches a suitably droll Hitchcock-ian conclusion. The director, Carlos Sorin, spoke at the screening and said that he was not used to making this kind of movie and that he had no plans to make any more. I certainly hope that he reconsiders because he brings a great deal of wry humour and directorial skill to this project. I saw another more highly touted Argentine film this year, Carancho, but I thought this film was easily superior, partly because of its lightness of touch. Well worth seeking out if you ever get the opportunity to see it.


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