YOU KEEP THE CAT

By Simon BROOK

BAC CINEMA - as PROD

Black comedy - Development 2013

A couple of criminal lawyers, dying of boredom in Luxembourg, spends a weekend in their country home to deal with the conditions of their divorce.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • LUXEMBOURG
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Simon BROOK
    • Producer(s)
    • David GRUMBACH
    • Synopsis
    • You keep the cat introduces us to Kate and Alex, a brilliant and hot couple of two high-profile British lawyers on the verge of divorce. After a successful period as criminal lawyers in New York, they have moved to Luxembourg where they handle masses of paperwork, EU contracts, and the occasional domestic dispute. They have lots of money but are bored to death... Each one secretly blaming the other for the decision to move here, and somehow the images they both have of each other are no longer in sync.
      They eventually agree to spending a final weekend together in their lakeside country house in order to discuss the end of their marriage and the impending divorce... But whereas Alex sees this as a last chance to save their relationship, Kate seems to consider it as a purely practical business meeting designed to clarify the bottom line and decide who gets to keep what...
      The war has started but it’s only the beginning... Face to this dead end crisis, Alex realizes that maybe the only way to remain married is to kill Kate!
      Both experts in criminal law and thus master in the art of getting away with murder, our 2 lawyers prepare to fight their final battle with increasing ferocity...unless this is all a masquerade to escape boredom?
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