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A Cat In the Brain

A Cat In the Brain

A Cat In the Brain

1990 / 93min / DCP

DIRECTOR: LUCIO FULCI

“Another Kim’s standby. Not that we played it all that often, but my co-worker and myself would amuse one another by doing the voice of the maître d’ at the restaurant that Fulci habitually goes to, as he’s voiced in the English-language dub of the movie: ‘Mr. Fulci! Mr. Fulci!’ You kids have to remember this was before smartphones, so we had to make our own fun. Mr. Fulci, playing himself, isn’t having much fun in A Cat in the Brain; after building a career out of producing incredibly vile images of human beings being torn to ribbons, the violence that’s his stock-in-trade has started to haunt his dreams and leak into his waking life. It’s Fulci’s 8½, but it’s better than 8½. He wears a red plain hunter cap like he’s damn Holden Caulfield in it, and the titular cat in the brain is a pip.”—Nick Pinkerton