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Felidae (1994)

A cat must investigate brutal murders of other cats in a neighborhood he has moved into with his owner.

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Michael Schaack

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Akif Pirinçci (novel), Martin Kluger (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Tukur ... Francis (voice)
Mario Adorf ... Bluebeard (voice)
Helge Schneider Helge Schneider ... Jesaja (voice)
Wolfgang Hess Wolfgang Hess ... Kong (voice)
Gerhard Garbers Gerhard Garbers ... Preterius (voice)
Ulrich Wildgruber Ulrich Wildgruber ... Joker (voice)
Mona Seefried Mona Seefried ... Felicity (voice)
Manfred Steffen Manfred Steffen ... Gustav (voice)
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Archie (voice)
Michaela Amler Michaela Amler ... Nhozemphtekh (voice)
Christian Schneller Christian Schneller ... Mendel (voice)
Tobias Lelle Tobias Lelle ... Hermann 1 (voice)
Frank Röth ... Hermann 2 (voice)
Alexandra Mink Alexandra Mink ... Pepeline (voice) (as Alexandra Ludwig-Halm)
Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Pascal / Claudandus (voice)
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After his owner relocates, the cat Francis in involved in a series of cat murders in the new neighborhood. Francis tries to solve the murder cases with others - including Claudandus, a very knowledgable and old cat. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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Country:

Germany | Denmark

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

13 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Felidae - O Gato Detetive See more »

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Dolby SR

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1.85 : 1
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Known as one of the most gruesome and violent animated horror movies ever made. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when the Citroen ID19 is leaving with the luggage on top, the car turns right at a junction. The blinking indicator light is integrated in the lights on top of the bumper, but in reality it was in the roof. See more »

Quotes

Felicitas: The death cries. They're always tomcats. You could tell that they were, excited.
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'
Written by Gustav Mahler
Performed by Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia w Katowicach (as Polish NISO), conducted by Antoni Wit (as Antoni Witt)
on Naxos CD I. 550523-24
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Blown away by Felidae...
7 November 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Comparisons to Watership Down and The Plague Dogs, films that are also adult-oriented and dark are inevitable. I'll keep my comparison brief, I do not think Felidae is quite as good as good as either one of those movies, but it is an extremely good animated film. The story structure occasionally doesn't always flow, but the concept and a vast majority of scenes are brilliant.

When it comes to the effective scenes, the dream sequences were incredibly haunting and I think surrealistic as well. Felidae is also quite daring, there is not only violence(and bearing in mind this is not cartoony violence, the violence here dependent on who you are is quite shocking) but also some sex and crude language. That is not a bad thing at all, as has been said already, Felidae is very adult-oriented.

It wasn't just the story that impressed me. The animation was great. True, like The Plague Dogs it does have a dark and haunting visual style seen especially in the colours. The colours are very bold and atmospheric, and the character designs of the cats are surprisingly excellent. Felidae also contains for me one of the darkest music scores I have heard in an animated film(not quite like Hunchback of Notre Dame dark, but some of the motifs are really quite dark), and this works wonderfully. Plus in the more tense moments it never feels intrusive.

The writing is strong, it takes quite a lot of risks, and I admit I admire the writers for doing that. The characters are really quite unique and engaging, I think the title character is likable and interesting without being too perfect. And the voice acting is very emotive, both in the German and English versions. I'd say the German is slightly better in terms of darkness and authenticity, but the English version never feels sloppy and none of the actors feel like they're playing themselves.

In conclusion, this mayn't be quite the best animated film I have ever seen, but I was blown away by it. It is unique, dark and very daring. 9.5/10 Bethany Cox


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