7.2/10
2,574
5 user 29 critic

Le chat du rabbin (2011)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy | 1 June 2011 (France)
Set in Algeria in the 1920s, a rabbi's cat who learns how to speak after swallowing the family parrot expresses his desire to convert to Judaism.

Writers:

(screenplay), (comic book series) | 1 more credit »

Watch Now

From $3.99 (HD) on Amazon Video

3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead. From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot.

Director: Michel Ocelot
Stars: Julien Béramis, Marine Griset, Michel Elias
Le tableau (2011)
Animation | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Three characters of different social classes escape their unfinished painting in search of the Painter, hoping he will complete it.

Director: Jean-François Laguionie
Stars: Jean Barney, Chloé Berthier, JB Blanc
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Love stories in Yopougon, a neighborhood of the Ivory Coast capital.

Directors: Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie
Stars: Aïssa Maïga, Tella Kpomahou, Tatiana Rojo
Comedy | Crime | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city.

Directors: Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson
Stars: Sanna Persson, Magnus Börjeson, Johannes Björk
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

Director: Nina Paley
Stars: Annette Hanshaw, Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally
Chico & Rita (2010)
Animation | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

Directors: Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Eman Xor Oña, Limara Meneses, Mario Guerra
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Le prince (voice)
...
La fille du rabbin (voice)
...
Le reporter (voice)
...
Le professeur Soliman (voice)
...
Une copine de Zlabya (voice)
...
Le cheik Mohammed Sfar (voice)
Joann Sfar ...
Le juif de la malle (voice)
...
Vastenov (voice) (as Wojtek Pszoniak)
...
Knidelette (voice)
...
Le rabbin (voice)
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ...
Le malka des lions (voice)
Pascal N'Zonzi ...
Le premier géant (voice)
...
Le chat du rabbin (voice)
Daniel Cohen ...
Le rabbin du rabbin (voice)
Sava Lolov ...
Le peintre russe (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Algiers, 1920s. Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter Zlabya 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. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

cat | rabbi | russian | parrot | africa | See All (54) »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 June 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Die Katze des Rabbiners  »

Box Office

Budget:

€12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€11,182 (Belgium) (5 June 2011)

Gross:

$16,659 (USA) (18 January 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Awards: Nomination au prix du Festival du Film d'Animation d'Annecy 2011 * Nomination aux European Film Awards 2011. See more »

Goofs

When they are prepping Vastenov's Citroën for the road trip, the Russian winds up painting a combined symbol representing both Russia and Jerusalem. However, you can see this symbol already painted on the Citroën when the titular Rabbi is first checking out the vehicle in Vastenov's garage. See more »

Connections

Features The Adventures of Tintin (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Songs performed by Enrico Macias, Amsterdam and Klezner Band.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Able to talk about Judaism with a great touch of humour
21 August 2016 | by (Geneva, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

What an excellent animation, a very pleasant surprise ! Able to talk (not to much insisting on the religious side) about Judaism, Jews and Muslims all together without being heavy, pedant nor dogmatic and with a great touch of humour, I loved that. The drawing are very well made, the dialogues (rather simple, like my comment) have the right touch to make you smile... and the cat is just perfect !

Usually I avoid every movie talking about Judaism, not because of Judaism itself (I am an atheist), but for political reasons : since 1967, I am fed up with all the propaganda made for (sionism and) Israël. I mean the state, not the people living there. For a country created on foreign lands which did not belong to the Jews more than it did to the Palestinians... and the last mentioned were already there... ! Personnaly, I have no problem to speak and communicate with any Israelis, Arabic or Jew, unless he/she comes along with his/her Uzi or AK-47 and puts it in front of my noise :-) And I am also fed up with the brainwash in most newspapers and in TV channels made since WW2, as if the Jews were the only ones who suffered and died during the six sad long years... Why Russian or Polish couldn't also lament for 70 years ?! Imagine the newspapers, filled with these types of articles : it could last for 300 years !!!

Well, back to this funny animation, I will recommend it to my friends and/or to anyone who could enjoy something fresh, original, out of the main stream blockbusters. I agree there are some missing explanatory parts, but I don't care, I enjoyed the whole part. 10/10

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eyes in the head of a poet Orson Welles

10/10

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eyes in the head of a poet Orson Welles


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?