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hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Chris Marker follows the trail of graffiti cats and -- in the process -- documents recent French history.

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Director: Chris Marker

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

The Case of the Grinning Cat (2004)

Release Date: July 21st, 2006| hr. 58 min.

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critic reviews (8)
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  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The film doesn't really manage to sustain attention through its brief running time. But it is heartening to see that the filmmaker, now in his mid-80s, is as passionately engaged as ever. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    "Grin Without a Cat" brilliantly used montage and a wide intellectual scope to speculate about the history of war and revolution. "Grinning Cat" is a more modest achievement, but the director's wisdom remains robust. show more

  • 88
    Aaron Hillis Premiere

    Marker's even-handedness and playful spirit tries to show that innocent art and activist politics are two sides of the same culture, even if deviant government duplicity threatens the balance between them. show more

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