Conte d'animation communautaire juif très sympa, les images de SFAR ont le charme de la ligne claire d'Hergé. Un joli message de paix, d'intelligence, du bien-vivre ensemble qui n'évite pas quelques clichés.
The cat is greatt and the animationis fantastic, but it got lost right in the middle of the film and took long to get interesting again. As someone already put it, full of awkward remarks on seriou topics
Beautifully animated film about a Rabbi and his talking cat. While the movie features some wonderful characters (the Sufi Sfar cousin, the Rabbi himself and obviously his cat) and hilarious episodes (the Belgian reporter for example) it sometimes feels a bit jumbled or confused (from inter-religious convos in Algiers to roadtrip to Russian/African love marriage...). All in all however, it's a wonderful little film!
I think the overall message was about different view points on religion but there's no consistency going on here. The subject matter keeps bouncing around all over the place and the story seems to take tangents that ultimately doesn't have an ending conclusion. The animation is alright and the style change near the end was Picasso appealing and the cat is the highlight, well, hopefully the film was named after him.
Weird, hilarious and beautifully ethnic - I loved it. The characters, particularly the cat, were endearingly flawed and voiced wonderfully. As for the story, well, it has an unorthodox structure, with episodes strung together without a lot of urgency and a lot of discussions that might be lost on non-jewish/muslim folk. It did nail the deserty oriental vibe and the music was splendid.