Theatre of Mr. & Mrs. Kabal

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Director : Walerian Borowczyk

Actors : Louisette Rousseau, Pierre Collet

Rated : NR (Not Rated)

Languages : French

Subtitles : English (optional)

Video : 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio; B&W + COLOR

Runtime : 78 minutes

Year : 1967

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Walerian Borowczyk’s (Blanche) Theatre of Mr. & Mrs. Kabal is a glimpse inside the weird and wonderful world of the theatrical Kabals. The henpecked Mr. Kabal, prone to ogling young females through his binoculars, is never quite beyond the reach of the statuesque and domineering Mrs. Kabal who flutters about (quite literally when butterflies appear inside of her stomach) in a connubial reign of terror. Although it may not always be le beau mariage, Mr. and Mrs. Kabal are nonetheless made for each other.

The years-in-the-making feature length animated film from the controversial director of Goto, Isle of Love and Immoral Tales, featuring the voice talents of Pierre Collet (Greed in the Sun) and Louisette Rousseau (War of the Buttons), is akin to other Borowczyk animated works such as The Astronauts, Renaissance and Angels’ Games.