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Le chat du rabbin
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The Rabbi's Cat (2011) More at IMDbPro »Le chat du rabbin (original title)

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1 June 2011 (France) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Mathieu Amalric ... Le prince (voice)

Hafsia Herzi ... La fille du rabbin (voice)

François Damiens ... Le reporter (voice)

Karina Testa ... Une copine de Zlabya (voice)

Eric Elmosnino ... Le professeur Soliman (voice)

Maurice Bénichou ... Le rabbin (voice)
Joann Sfar ... Le juif de la malle (voice)

Mohamed Fellag ... Le cheik Mohammed Sfar (voice)
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Le malka des lions (voice)

Alice Houri ... Knidelette (voice)

Wojciech Pszoniak ... Vastenov (voice) (as Wojtek Pszoniak)

François Morel ... Le chat du rabbin (voice)
Daniel Cohen ... Le rabbin du rabbin (voice)
Pascal N'Zonzi ... Le premier géant (voice)
Sava Lolov ... Le peintre russe (voice)
Laurent Lévy ... Le circonciseur / l'âne (voice)
Jean-Claude Frissung ... Le curé (voice)
Marguerite Abouet ... L'Africaine (voice)
Jean-Pierre Amiel ... Le peintre français / le deuxième livreur (voice)
Olivier Broche ... Le perroquet (voice)
Didier Brice ... Le serveur / le premier livreur (voice)
David Rit ... Le professeur de dictée / le marin (voice)
Djanis Bouzyani ... Le disciple (voice)
Laurentine Milebo ... La géante araméenne (voice)
John Pucc ... Le chef de la tribu (voice)
Siham Gharnit ... Une copine de Zlabya (voice)
Sophie Bikart ... Une petite fille (voice)
Anita Gabay ... Une petite fille (voice)

Directed by
Antoine Delesvaux 
Joann Sfar 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sandrina Jardel  screenplay
Joann Sfar  comic book series
Joann Sfar  screenplay

Produced by
Antoine Delesvaux .... producer
Clément Oubrerie .... producer
Joann Sfar .... producer
Original Music by
Olivier Daviaud 
Cinematography by
Jérôme Brézillon 
Film Editing by
Maryline Monthieux 
Casting by
Stéphane Batut 
Production Design by
Patrice Szweczyk 
Makeup Department
Michel Vautier .... makeup artist
Production Management
Katia Besimensky .... production manager: development
Christina Crassaris .... post-production supervisor
Marc Giacobbi .... post-production manager
Sorya Hocini .... production manager
Paulangelin N'Gbandjui .... unit manager
Carval Ollivier .... technical production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Christophe Dessaint .... first assistant director
Marco Nguyen .... second assistant director
Art Department
Serge Cicerone .... designer: characters
Sébastien D'Abrigeon .... layout: characters
M. Legall .... senior layout artist
Christophe Lourdelet .... color designer
Floriane Marchix .... visual development artist
Joann Sfar .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... foley mixer
Niels Barletta .... sound mastering engineer
Niels Barletta .... sound re-recording assistant
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Julien Gigliotti .... boom operator
Sébastien Gohier .... sound
Jean Goudier .... sound editor
Sylvie Gourgner .... sound transfer
Johann Gretke .... boom operator
Cyril Holtz .... re-recording mixer
Damien Lazzerini .... re-recording mixer (as Damien Bera)
Damien Lazzerini .... sound (as Damien Bera)
Christophe Lourdelet .... foley recordist
Didier Pouydesseau .... sound
David Rit .... boom operator
Jean-Pierre Sluys .... sound
Daniel Sobrino .... sound
Matthieu Tertois .... sound recordist
Julie Tribout .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Marie Barallon .... digital compositor
Odile Beraud .... visual effects coordinator
Corinne Garcia .... digital compositor: stereoscopic
Guillaume Lips .... colorist
Christophe Pattou .... digital compositor: stereoscopic
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Charlot .... photographer
Sandrina Jardel .... photographer
William O'Callaghan .... assistant photographer
Animation Department
Kamal Aitmihoub .... animator
Michaël Armellino .... animator
Nicolas Athane .... animator
Jean-Luc Ballester .... animator
Michaël Batailie .... animator
Alexis Beaumont .... animator
Iris Bonavitacola .... animator
Ronaldo Canfora .... animator
David Canoville .... animator
Mathieu Chaptel .... animator (as Matthieu Chaptel)
Thomas Charra .... key animator
Julien Chheng .... animator
Laurence Commeyras .... animator
Antoine Dartige .... animator
Jeroen Dejonckheere .... animator
Eric Delbecq .... animator
Jean-Christophe Dessaint .... animation director
Simon Eltz .... animator
Gark .... animator
Alexander Geifman .... animator
Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec .... animator (as Eléa Gobbe-Mevellec)
Rémi Godin .... animator
Fabrice Guevel .... animator
Guillaume Lebois .... animator
Charles-André Lefebvre .... animator
Alice Lia .... animator
Françoise Losito .... animator
Ulysse Malassagne .... animator
Damien Millereau .... animator
Nicolas Mimram .... animator
Marco Nguyen .... animation director
Yann Provost .... animator
Nicolas Quéré .... animator
Andrzej Radka .... animator
Perrine Rogier .... animator
Chloé Roux .... assistant animator
Sébastien Rouxel .... animator
Rémy Schaepman .... animator
Mourad Seddiki .... animator
Pierre Tricoire .... animator
Mailys Vallade .... animator
Sébastien Vovau .... animator
Julia Weber .... animator
Julia Weber .... lead background colour
Rémi Zaarour .... animator
Karel Zilliacus .... animator
Casting Department
Elsa Amiel .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Karen Cerutti .... additional editor
Hussam Korkut .... color assistant
Hussam Korkut .... conform editor
Guillaume Lips .... colorist
Elif Uluengin .... assistant editor
Sarah Zaanoun .... assistant editor
Music Department
Paul Lavergne .... executive music producer
Aymeric Letoquart .... music editor
Other crew
Alexis Beaumont .... titles
Sandra Cornevaux .... press attache
Isabel Da Mota .... production administrator
Dozla .... nightmare sequence
François Dupuy .... technical supervisor
Siham Ghamit .... production assistant
Joshua Jason .... publicist
Terkel Risbjerg .... title designer
Alexandra Schamis .... press attache
Hakima Seffh .... production coordinator
Claire Wany .... production coordinator
Alain Chabat .... the director wishes to thank
Jean Giraud .... the director wishes to thank
Claude de Saint-Vincent .... thanks
Marjane Satrapi .... the director wishes to thank

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le chat du rabbin" - France (original title)
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100 min
Sound Mix:
France:Tous publics | Singapore:NC-16 | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | USA:Not Rated

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Swiss censorship visa # 1007.774.See more »
Continuity: Sheik Mohammed Sfar's talking donkey disappears as they follow along the rabbi in his journey. He later reappears following the tank, than disappears again along the film.See more »
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8 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Very enjoyable animated feature for grown ups, 28 July 2012
Author: joshua kit from United States

I really enjoyed this film. It's brilliantly drawn, charming, discusses real events from history, and touches on philosophy. It also takes its time, which is refreshing nowadays. Clearly a lot of work went into this piece of art, which doesn't attempt to be a money making blockbuster.

It was neat to see another famous cartoon character make a cameo appearance midway through the film.

I'd really like to see more films like this. 8/10. Great work.

And now my usual Lorem Ipsum to satisfy IMDb's ten line requirement: But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful.

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