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The Rabbi's Cat Movie Review Summary

Actors: François Morel, Mathieu Amalric, Hafsia Herzi

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The Rabbi's Cat is a French Animated comedy, but you should not let this fool you; it is intended for a mature audience and there are mature themes to boot. The story revolves around a cat who, upon eating his masters parrot, suddenly gains the gift of speech. He is hilarious, and the things he says are often much more insightful than any of his human companions; additionally, this movie does not pull any punches. There are two deaths, both of which are very violent. Racism, religious strife, and marriage are all examined.The visual style of this movie was superb, and there are a number of highly stylized, almost delirious sequences. Overall, this is an excellent film and I highly recommend.
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Best part of story, including ending: The way that it tackle such mature themes in an animated movie

Best scene in story: The rabbi is reading the story of creation to the cat, and the cat says that the world is billions of years old and that the creation story can't be taken literally. There is something very humorous about a rabbi being lectured on science by a talking cat.

Opinion about the main character: The cat is a very insightful and intelligent individual, and he is consistently more intelligent than his human companions.

The review of this Movie prepared by Aaron Mitra a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

Script Analysis of The Rabbi's Cat

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   cat If a cartoon...    -   animated cartoon Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Jew, religious How much humor v. drama    -   Lot of humor, but significant serious drama Animal talks?    -   Yes We hear thoughts of animal?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish

Setting

Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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