Thursday, May 31, 2018

Le Chat

We are now subscribers to Film Struck, which gives us access to hundreds of films, foreign and classic Hollywood. This was the first film we watched. (Well, we watched PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK first but we had already seen that one)
Le Chat is based on a Georges Simenon novel and stars Jean Gabin and Simone Signoret. It is the story of a toxic marriage playing out in an apartment that has been condemned. We watch the machinery taking down everything around the unhappy couple's home and wonder if they can outrun it and themselves. A sad movie, but well, such is Simenon.

Such a choice on Film Struck. It costs about the same as HBO but there is no comparison in the choices of films. 



https://youtu.be/Umr709DJPOg

7 comments:

George said...

We have Netflix, HULU, and AMAZON Prime. It's a struggle to keep up with all the content on all these platforms!

Steve Oerkfitz said...

I can't get Filmstruck unless I get roku or a firestick from Amazon. I already get the full boat on cable plus Netflix and Amazon Prime. I have a hard time keeping up with everything I already have.

Rick Robinson said...

I never think of Simenon as sad, but then I've only read Maigret.

pattinase (abbott) said...

We don't have Hulu and we did have to get a Roku. We were not finding enough movies to watch--which is our favorite thing. We are bingers so we lose track of what's going on in a lot of these series.
Simenon's non-Maigrets are much darker and sadder. And to my mind, better. But that's just me. They fall in line with my world view, which gets glummer by the day.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I have the book (of course), but I don't think I've read it as yet. Great cast.

Sounds good, but with ALL the pay channels - HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, etc. - plus Amazon Prime & Acorn and Netflix, we are swamped as it is.

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, I'm not familiar with this service, Patti. I ought to check it out.

Jennifer Croissant said...

I dont understand why SOLO hasn`t performed at the box office as expected, i thought it was one of the most breathtakingly magnificent and fabulously entertaining adventure movies i`ve ever seen.