The Cassandra Cat

  • Czech Republic
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In a three-part role, Jan Werich portrays the storyteller, castle warden, and magician Oliva, arriving in a small town with the beautiful artist Diana, and a magical, sunglasses-wearing tomcat. When the cat’s sunglasses are removed, the creature can unveil the true characters of adult humans. Fearing the loss of their positions through such transparency, several locals kidnap the tomcat. This fantastical comedy won the Special Jury Prize at Cannes in 1963 and continues to enthral with its fantastic exteriors and multicoloured experimental celluloid techniques.

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  • Original title
    Až přijde kocour
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jiří Brdečka, Vojtěch Jasný, Jan Werich
  • Cast
    Jan Werich, Emília Vášáryová, Vlastimil Brodský, Jiří Sovák, Vladimír Menšík, Jiřina Bohdalová, Karel Effa, Vlasta Chramostová, Alena Kreuzmannová, Stella Zázvorková, Jaroslav Mareš...
  • DOP
    Jaroslav Kučera
  • Editing
    Jan Chaloupek
  • Music
    Svatopluk Havelka
  • Sound
    Dobroslav Šrámek
  • Duration
    100 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
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