A cat must investigate brutal murders of other cats in a neighborhood he has moved into with his owner.

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Director: René Laloux
Stars: Jean Valmont, Michel Elias, Frédéric Legros
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Francis (voice)
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Blaubart (voice)
Helge Schneider ...
Jesaja (voice)
Wolfgang Hess ...
Kong (voice)
Gerhard Garbers ...
Pretorius (voice)
Ulrich Wildgruber ...
Joker (voice)
Mona Seefried ...
Felicitas (voice)
Manfred Steffen ...
Gustav (voice)
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Archie (voice)
Michaela Amler ...
Nhozemphtekh (voice)
Christian Schneller ...
Mendel (voice)
Tobias Lelle ...
Hermann 1 (voice)
Frank Röth ...
Hermann 2 (voice)
Alexandra Mink ...
Pepeline (voice) (as Alexandra Ludwig-Halm)
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Pascal / Claudandus (voice)
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After his owner relocates, the cat Francis in involved in a series of cat murders in the new neighborhood. Francis tries to solve the murder cases with others - including Claudandus, a very knowledgable and old cat. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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In the English dubbed version, Pascal is played by John Hurt. See more »

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When Francis is being chased by Kong, Francis runs outside into the rain, where he immediately gets soaked. In the next shot, he is dry. See more »

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Pascal: As it shows, The murderer is beginning to make mistakes we may be able to exploit.
Francis: I hope you're right, but I find it hard to imagine that this master of horror could make mistakes.
Pascal: Then perhaps he is sending us a message.
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References The AristoCats (1970) See more »

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Felidae
Written by Boy George and John Themis
Produced by John Themis
Sung by Boy George
Thanks to Tony Gordon, Wedge Music
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Published by EMI Music Publishing
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An exceptional film
18 August 2009 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Felidae is a noir cartoon about cats and murder, based on the best-selling novel by the same name. It is very rare and unique in its genre - an animated animal picture with some of the most disturbing and dark subjects in film.

A serial killer slaying fellow cats in gruesome manners when they are on heat with the wrong race. There are visions of hell, animal experimentation, dead mutilated bodies, sex scenes and race purification - very much like Germany was during the Nazi regime.

It starts out as a plot similar to Basic Instinct, has a human-like tone just as Watership Down had, gruesome murder notions and Satan worshiping somewhat akin to Angel Heart and a few tragic characters like in Apocalypse Now.

Not recommended for children of course! But it is true to the novel and shows the world as we are in now, violent, hateful and cruel and more so in the past but with a future that still leads a way to hope.


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