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

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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)
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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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Felidae - O Gato Detetive  »

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Trivia

In the English dubbed version, Bluebeard is voiced by Michael Madsen. See more »

Goofs

Pascal mentions the genus of Felidae, when in fact this genus does not exist. Felidae is actually a family, which contains all the different cat genus, such as Felis (the small cats). See more »

Quotes

Kong: [to Francis] And as for you cutie pie, you can bet your sweet whiskers, that you and me, just the two of us, got a date. And in the not too distant future, that you won't forget in a hurry. So, until then, sweet thing.
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References The AristoCats (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'
Gustav Mahler
Polish NISO - Antoni Witt
on Naxos CD I. 550523-24
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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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