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Based on the bestselling graphic novel by Joann Sfar, award-winning filmmaker (Gainsbourg) and one of France s most celebrated comic artists, THE RABBI S CAT tells the story of a sharp-tongued feline philosopher brimming with scathing humor.
Algeria in the 1930s is an intersection of Jewish, Arab and French culture. 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 it skewers faith, tradition and authority in a provocative exploration of God, death, lust and the search for truth. Rich with the colors, textures, flavors and music of Mediterranean Africa, the film embarks on a cross-continent comedic adventure through colonial Algiers and under vast Saharan skies in search of a lost Ethiopian city.
*In French with English Subtitles*
Endearingly loopy…lush! --The New York Times
Grade: A. Gloriously rich! Sharp and thrilling --The AV Club
Colorful, witty and inspired --Variety
The movie was not at all what I thought it would be, it is certainly not for children. I don't like the morale of the movie, it is violent, sexual, antireligious in my opinion. Read morePublished 2 months ago by charlot4
The Rabbi’s Cat is about, well, a rabbi and a cat in North Africa. One day, when the cat eats a parrot, he suddenly starts talking. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Brian Whiterose
The animation is beautiful and the movie will really make you think. Mostly it will make you think words like "What?", "Huh? Is that a thing? Read morePublished 10 months ago by ML
Really interesting and funny movie. Not your typical animated movie.Published 11 months ago by Ronald Flores