The rabbi's cat

The rabbi's cat

DVD - 2013 | French
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A cat belonging to a widowed Rabbi and his beautiful daughter eats the family parrot and miraculously gains the ability to speak. Along with the power of speech comes unparalleled sardonic wit, and the cat spares no group or individual as he skewers faith, tradition and authority. The delivery of a box from Russia further complicates things when a painter is discovered inside, more dead than alive. He is on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city in Africa.

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monica_fruit29
Jun 04, 2017

One of my favorite films I have watched this year.

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OtteryStCatchpole
Mar 29, 2015

A very funny, beautiful French animated film about cats, religion, cats trying to get religion, love and everything. Filmed in the same style as the graphic novel that inspired it, I found myself laughing out loud countless times. A delightful film to watch, it gives you something to think about. In French, with subtitles, but well worth it for the story, and that rascal cat.

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Janice21383
Mar 18, 2014

Author/artist Joann Sfar knows cats. After gaining the power of speech (by eating a parrot), the nameless hero's first act is to lie, and his second act is to demand a bar mitzvah. Don't miss the making of documentary, which is chock full of charming actors, musicians, and animateurs.

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imagenel
Aug 28, 2013

A captivating, delightful, sometime bloody parable with a talking cat (after it ate the house parrot), Jews of all stripes, some Muslims, the odd Christians, and a cameo by Tintin!
With good voicing, tight storyboard, artful direction and catchy music, 2-D is better than the bloated 3-D efforts from Hollywood.

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dcubed
Jun 01, 2013

The Rabbi's Cat is a great yarn.
Be sure to watch the interview with Sfar.

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