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Based on the best-selling graphic novel by Joann Sfar, The Rabbi’s Cat tells the story of a rabbi and his talking cat – a sharp-tongued feline philosopher brimming with scathing humor and a less than pure love for the rabbi’s voluptuous teenage daughter. Algeria in the 1930s is an intersection of Jewish, Arab and French culture. A cat belonging to a widowed rabbi eats the family parrot and miraculously gains the ability to speak. Along with the power of speech comes unparalleled sardonic wit, and the cat – and filmmaker Sfar – spare no group or individual as they skewer faith, tradition and authority in a provocative exploration of (among other things) God, lust, death, phrenology, religious intolerance, interspecies love, and the search for truth.

  • Release date:December 7, 2012

Cast

François Morel
as The Cat
Maurice Bénichou
as The Rabbi
Hafsia Herzi
as The Rabbi's Daughter
Francois Damiens
as The Reporter
Mathieu Amalric
as The Prince
Jean-Pierre Kalfon
as Malka of the Lions
Sava Lolov
as The Russian Painter

Crew

Joann Sfar
Director
Joann Sfar
Screenwriter
Maryline Monthieux
Editor
Cyril Holtz
Sound/Sound Designer
Jean Goudier
Sound/Sound Designer
Daniel Sobrino
Sound/Sound Designer
Enrico Macias
Musical Performer
Joann Sfar
From Graphic Novel by
Christina Crassaris
Post Production Manager
Paul Lavergne
Music Producer
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