• Release Date: December 7, 2012
  • Run Time: 1 hr 40 min
  • Rating: NR
  • Cast: François Morel, Maurice Benichou, Hafsia Herzi
  • Directors: Joann Sfar, Antoine Delesvaux
  • Genre: 3D, Action/Adventure, Animated

Synopsis: 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 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.