Cine Club October : The Rabbi\'s Cat

Cine Club October : The Rabbi\'s Cat

 

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Le Chat du Rabbin / The Rabbi’s Cat

Algiers, 1920, Rabbi Sfar Zlabia lives with her daughter, a noisy parrot, and a mischievous cat that eats the parrot and begins to tell lies. Now rabbi wants him away. But the cat, crazy in love with his little mistress, is desperate to stay with her… even to do her bar Mitzvah! Rabbi wants to teach his cat the basics of the Mosaic Law! Rabbi gets to learn through a letter that to keep his post, he must submit a dictation in French. To help him, his cat commits the sacrilege to invoke the Lord. Rabbi succeeds but the cat does not speak anymore. It is treated again as an ordinary animal. His only friend will soon be a Russian painter in search of an imaginary Jerusalem where Jews would live black. He manages to convince Rabbi, a former soldier of the Tsar, a singer and the cat with him to the colonial road.

Director: Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux

2011- 1hr 40min

 

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