The Rabbi's Cat (2012)
The Rabbi's Cat (2012)
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Critic Reviews for The Rabbi's Cat
It's a wild and vivid ride and a spirited reminder of the kinship between Jewish and Arab cultural traditions.
The film presents an often sharp commentary on dueling beliefs and idiocies that unfolds in lush pastel hues and distinctively retro drawings.
Though we wander a bit, the trip is a delight, thanks to the witty company.
While the scenes don't always fit together thematically or tonally, each one is its own polished gem.
Audience Reviews for The Rabbi's Cat
Great for a specific audience: if you like animation, history of Algiers, or like philosophical statements about religion. Otherwise, I would not recommend.
beautiful movie honestly does the graphic novel it's based on justice. one of my favorite movies of all time. an absolute treat. death, love, religion, art, language, mortality, faith, family and friendship all intertwine in this gorgeously animated feast for the eyes and mind
It is a good thing that the rabbi's cat develops the power of speech when he does, as he soon has to defend himself from charges of having eaten the family bird. But to Zlabya, the rabbi's daughter, the cat is even more adorable now. Not so much to the rabbi, as the cat, being able to count also and realizing he is old enough, begins to pester the rabbi to have his very own Bar Mitzvah. However, the rabbi soon has bigger problems to worry about like having to pass a French test in order to be recertified which the cat promises to help with. Considering that talking animals have been around as long as there have been sound movies, it does seem more than a little strange that it has taken until very recently with "The Rabbi's Cat" to fully explore what that would mean in the real world, especially in this timeless Algeria where religions intersect and co-exist mostly peacefully.(If I had to guess, I would have to say this might be the 30's with the 1925 Citroen playing a part, and after the Russian Revolution but no mention of the Holocaust.) But that's not all as this very entertaining film makes great use of hand drawn animation in a variety of styles to detail its world, aided by a very cool soundtrack.
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