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The Cassandra Cat (Czech: Až přijde kocour), also released under the titles When the Cat Comes, The Cat Who Wore Sunglasses, and/or That Cat) is a 1963 Czechoslovak film directed by Vojtěch Jasný.

The Cassandra Cat
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Directed byVojtěch Jasný
Produced byJaroslav Jílovec
Written byJiří Brdečka
Vojtěch Jasný
Jan Werich
StarringJan Werich
Vlastimil Brodský
Emília Vášáryová
Jiří Sovák
Vladimír Menšík
Music bySvatopluk Havelka
CinematographyJaroslav Kučera
Edited byJan Chaloupek
Distributed byÚstřední půjčovna filmů
Release date
  • May 1963 (1963-05)
  • September 20, 1963 (1963-09-20)
Running time
91 mins or 101 mins

It tells the story of a mysterious traveling circus that arrives in a village accompanied by a sunglass-wearing cat named Mokol. When the cat's glasses are removed, people in the village appear bathed in different colours that reflect their true feelings.

The film won two major awards at the Cannes Film Festival in 1963, including the C.S.T. Prize and Special Jury Prize, Cannes.[1]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Cassandra Cat". Retrieved 2009-02-25.

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