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Une vie de chat (2010)

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In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar's aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster's clutches.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jeanne (voice)
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Claudine (voice)
Bruno Salomone ...
Nico (voice)
Jean Benguigui ...
Victor Costa (voice)
Oriane Zani ...
Zoé (voice)
Bernard Bouillon ...
Lucas (voice)
Jacques Ramade ...
Monsieur Bébé (voice)
Jean-Pierre Yvars ...
Monsieur Hulot (voice)
Patrick Ridremont ...
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Monsieur Patate (voice)
Yves Barbaut ...
Garde 1 / Gardien Zoo (voice)
Line Wiblé ...
Vieille Dame (voice)
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Victor Costa (voice)
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Nico (voice)
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Jeanne (voice)
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Storyline

Dino is a cat that leads a double life. By day, he lives with Zoe, a little girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a police officer. By night, he works with Nico, a burglar with a big heart. Zoe has plunged herself into silence following her father's murder at the hands of gangster Costa. One day, Dino the cat brings Zoe a very valuable bracelet. Lucas, Jeanne's second-in-command, notices this bracelet is part of a jewelery collection that has been stolen. One night, Zoe decides to follow Dino. On the way, she overhears some gangsters and discovers that her nanny is part of the gangsters' team. Written by Anonymous

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By Day Child's Pet, By Night Dangerous Thief.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence and action, and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 December 2010 (France)  »

Also Known As:

En katt i Paris  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$34,554 (USA) (1 June 2012)

Gross:

$287,709 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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Trivia

This film was one of a number of movies that were in competition at the 2012 Academy Awards that was related to France and French culture in some way. The films included The Artist (2011), Hugo (2011), Midnight in Paris (2011), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Puss in Boots (2011) from the French fairy-tale by Charles Perrault, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) based on the novel by Pierre Boulle and Une vie de chat (2010). Interestingly though, there was no French film nominated for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award (Oscar) in 2012. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits play over an animation of characters, action and backgrounds seen during the film proper. The major difference between this animation and the film is that this animation is black silhouettes on a blue background. See more »

Connections

References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Une vie de chat / A Cat In Paris (Theme)
Music composed by Serge Besset
Performed by Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra-Sif 309, Vincent Beer-Demander(mandolin), Alain Territo (double bass), Jean-Marc Michel(accordion), Andy Barron (percussion), Pierre Drevet (trumpet)
Conducted by Stéphane Cortial
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A Unique nominee for the best cartoon award
18 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Alongside Chico and Rita, this is another worthy contender for the Oscar best animation category. Unlike most other animation, this is uniquely European in terms of art and of both the physicality and the expressions exhibited from movements to geometrics and color contrasts.

I believe that, concurrently with choosing such an art style, the intention is to make the whole movie slightly more one-dimensional and maximizes the potential in that regard. The plot is meant to be simple and the characters being as predictable as it should be (villains are bad & stupid, etc.). Despite being too crude or lacking advanced perceptions which would obviously boost up the script's potential for a far richer content, there is still enough entertainment value, material and the pace of the plot is quick enough to keep demanding viewers like me hooked. In fact it is superior to Chico & Rita in terms of that. Some of the scenes are very creative too. I do hope either this or Chico will win the Oscars 2012!!


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