starring:Ulrich Tukur, Mario Adorf and Helge Schneider
|Our hero, Francis. makes me proud to be a cat owner!|
Felidae is one of these animations that targets the latter, a dark noir done away at the boom of animated films in the 90s, with a rarely explored point of view of murder, paranoia and deadly secrets.
The film centers on Francis, a new cat in town moving in with his owner. He quickly gets involved in a recent string of murders after he made a "friend" named Blaubart, a little foul mouthed, yet street-wised and responsible cat, who was there snooping around to see a dead feline which he assumed to be killed off by a "can opener" (humans for cat lingo). Francis, however, can tell otherwise...
As Francis tries his best to fit in a new neighborhood with his friend, things began to take turn for the worse. He encounters a group of bullying street cats, as well as a cult of cats worshiping Claudandus, a cat rumored to have suffered in the hand of can openers, turned into a messiah figure for his sacrifice and bravery against the abuses he endured. Little did Francis know that, through a series of blind luck and more murders, he's getting closer to the identity of the murderer, putting himself in a position of being the killer's next target...
|Poor fella, and to think, today his owners are finally gonna|
give him his first collar...
Whether you count it as art, or just a piece of film, Felidae is a rare example of a unique thriller. A nice approach to the genre, good enough to rival those moral-conscious, family-friendly fellas in the "Disneyland" industries in terms of animation and impact. Its a nice title to watch in a rainy day, so warm up some popcorn and pop it in, and let Felidae take you where no horror enthusiasts had gone to yet.
1 male cat found with his neck mutilated
1 male cat found with mutilated neck
11 (approx) cats commit suicide by electrocuting themselves
1 female cat found beheaded
1 cat seen with its neck dissolves open by an experimental serum (tape)
1 cat had its skull sawed open, brain exposed to experimental serum (tape)
1 cat seen mutilated (tape)
1 pregnant female cat found with her neck slashed and eviscerated, with her unborn babies littered on the ground
1 elderly male cat found murdered
1 human male mentioned clawed on the throat
1 elderly male cat gut clawed open and eviscerated