Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol • 2010 • France
Starring Dominique Blanc, Bernadette Lafont, Bruno Salomone
Dino is a cat who leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoé, a little girl whose mother is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night, Dino works with Nico—a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements across shadow-drenched rooftops and alleyways are poetry in motion. Rife with sly cinematic references, this imaginatively stylized triumph of hand-drawn animation is a rich and humorous love letter to classic American noir and gangster films, with a lively jazz soundtrack featuring Billie Holiday.