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Rabbi's Cat, The

Original title: Chat du Rabbin, Le
German title: Chat du Rabbin, Le
France, 2009

Director: Sfar, Joann & Delesvaux, Antoine
Production company: Autochenille Production
Co-producers: France 3 Cinéma, TF1 International
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Algiers, 1920s. Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter is becoming a teenager and above all, his parrot-killing cat has just started talking!
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. Convinced that the city exists, he sets off on an incredible adventure, taking with him the Rabbi, his cat, a wise old Arab Sheikh and an eccentric Russian millionaire.

Sfar's style and vision carries a universal message of tolerance, in this highly original, beautifully crafted film, celebrating a joyful and multi-colorful return to hand-drawn 2D.

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Nominated for the European Film Award 2011 for the best animated film.

Annecy 2011, San Sebastian 2011, Ale Kino! Poznan 2011 (awarded), GYFF Glasgow 2012, FIFEM Montreal 2013

Website: www.lechatdurabbin-lefilm.com

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TFI Studio (F)

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