CAT AND MOUSE
Directed and Written by Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch must be the happiest man in the world. In his films, the characters are unfailingly kind and attractive, the food is always three-star and the settings make Dufy landscapes look like teeming slums. Not even death can cloud his sunny disposition. Though Lelouch's Cat and Mouse is a murder mystery, complete with bloodied corpse, it is resolutely benign: the many bad guys are as charming as their victims. One doubts that Lelouch would recognize evil if it smashed him in the face.