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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
PG
Cast
Dominique Blanc
Bernadette Lafont
Jean Benguigui
Oriane Zani.
Directors
Alain Gagnol
Jean-Loup Felicioli.
Screenwriters
Jacques-Rémy Girerd
Alain Gagnol.
Running Time
64 minutes

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A Cat In Paris
Oscar-nominated animation


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Plot
Dino, the pet cat of young Parisian girl Zoé, spends his days catching mice and curling up by the hearth. By night, though, he accompanies a burglar named Nico across the city's rooftops. When Zoé gets wind of his feline antics, she follows him out, only to fall into the hands of notorious gangster, Victor Costa.


Review
A Cat In Paris
Not since Disney's The Aristocats has Paris looked so romantic or mysterious in cartoon form, and the majestic realisation of the city’s evocative architecture and atmospheric use of light and shade ensure this rattling yarn is a visual treat. Linking a lonely little girl named Zoé, a superintendent tracking her cop husband’s killer, a ruthless gangster, a cat burglar and the feline accomplice who leads a double life, the story is dark and intricate, Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli relating it with a sinuous ease that reaches a thrilling climax atop Notre Dame. The characterisation is superb, the dialogue slick, and Serge Besset’s score gives this classy, Oscar-nominated family feature an irresistible, jazzy elegance.


Verdict
A charming, visually sparkling Parisian fantasy with a dark edge.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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What a twisted plot!

The simplicity of “A Cat in Paris” by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnols is attracting attention across nations. Unlike many children’s movies “A Cat in Paris” is unrealistic. With its 2 dimensional jaunt of cops, villains, and robbers, running from roof top to roof top, it creates a humorous and revengeful sequence that leaves its audience on its toes with new surprises. This film might not be appropriate for preschool age because of its violence, including gunf... More

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Posted by Classedefrancais at 14:51, 22 March 2013 | Report This Post


a cat in paris

A Cat in Paris is a great childhood movie. It’s bad on how Zoe can't talk, that her nanny is the bad guy and her mom’s always at work. But it’s good on the fact that she talks toward the end. The animation is more of an artistic type level. Mostly I’m saying that the movie is very good and is worth watching even with the ... Not gonna spoile it. ... More

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Posted by leonidas9999 at 14:43, 22 March 2013 | Report This Post


I thought it was a good movie but the way the characters looked did not impress me. I think if the characters were in 3D more adults would watch this movie and possibly more older kids would also watch it. If you made them 3D the little kids would still enjoy it but you would get some older kids watching the movie as well. ... More

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Posted by Classedefrancais at 14:42, 22 March 2013 | Report This Post


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A Cat In Paris is a great childhood movie. ... More

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