The Rabbi’s Cat (2012)

The Rabbi’s Cat was released on DVD on May 7, 2013
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Based on the best-selling graphic novel by Joann Sfar, The Rabbi’s Cat tells the story of a rabbi and his talking cat – a sharp-tongued feline philosopher brimming with scathing humor and a less than pure love for the rabbi’s voluptuous teenage daughter. Algeria in the 1930s is an intersection of Jewish, Arab and French culture. A cat belonging to a widowed rabbi and his beautiful daughter, Zlabya, eats the family parrot and miraculously gains the ability to speak. Along with the power of speech comes unparalleled sardonic wit, and the cat – and filmmaker Sfar – spare no group or individual as they skewer faith, tradition and authority in a provocative exploration of (among other things) God, lust, death, phrenology, religious intolerance, interspecies love, and the search for truth. Rich with the colors, textures, flavors and music of Mediterranean Africa, the film embarks on a cross continent adventure from the tiled terraces, fountains, quays and cafes of colonial Algiers to Maghrebi tent camps, dusty trading outposts, and deep blue Saharan nights in search of a lost Ethiopian city.

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US DVD Release Date May 7, 2013
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 100 min
Theater Release Date December 7, 2012
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date May 7, 2013
Actors Mathieu Amalric, Hafsia Herzi, François Damiens, Mohamed Fellag, Karina Testa, Eric Elmosnino, Daniel Cohen, Joann Sfar, François Morel, Maurice Bénichou
Directed by Antoine Delesvaux, Joann Sfar
Studio GKIDS
MPAA Not-Rated (Not Rated)
Gross $16,659
Genre(s) Adventure, Animation
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