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Le Chat du Rabbin

Movie Nights at the Jewish quarter

Thursday, July 5,
Call de Girona

Le Chat du Rabbin
France, 2011
Directed by: Joann Sfar and Antoine Deslevaux
Duration: 86 min.
Genre: Fiction / Animation
Original version with subtitles

Alger, in the twenties. The rabbi Sfar lives with his daughter Zlabya, a noisy parrot and a mischievous cat that will eat the parrot and start to speak for telling only lies. The rabbi wants to drive him apart. But the cat, totally in love with his mistress, will do everything to stay with her ... even do his Bar Mitzvah! The rabbi will have to teach to his cat basis of Mo´se law ! A mail will tell the rabbi that in order to keep his profession, he must pass a French examen. For helping him, the cat will do an act of sacrilege by calling the name of God. The rabbi will pass his examen but the cat does not speak anymore. He is considered again as a normal animal. His only friend will soon be a Russian painter looking for a dream Jerusalem where lives black Jews. This painter will manage to convince the rabbi, an old Czar solder, a singer and the rabbi's cat to follow him on colonial road...

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