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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*
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 1 month ago by ML
Really interesting and funny movie. Not your typical animated movie.Published 2 months ago by Ronald Flores
Super cute. Gave as gifts to my Moroccan Jewish family and friends.Published 2 months ago by M Powell
Love the movie- wonderful drawings and characters. Common sense philosophy, and funny. I recommend it!Published 3 months ago by Delia v. Edoga
I was not expecting a comic book, but that's what I got. Part of my problem with trying to read this book had to do with the fonts. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Susan Cooper
diverges greatly from the graphic novels, but sfar has a fantastic style of animation and story-telling. charming cameo from one of his major aesthetic influences. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alanna Zaritz
What's there not to like? Beautiful animation, amazing story, a side of the world you never see in literature - the sephardic Jew. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ron Bassilian
The script is first rate, the illustrations equal to Miyazaki at his best, and the music lovely. Is light hearted but touches upon serious stuff too. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Foreign Flick Lover