30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Cat Returns Japan 2002 | 75 min | OV | | FF 2003

rated for 0 + years
When the girl Haru saves the life of a cat on a busy street, she cannot foresee what unusual events are set into motion by this. The fortunate animal is nobody less than cat prince Lune from the mythical kingdom of the cats. On the very next day Haru witnesses the gratitude of the cat king, who showers her with mice. Her curiosity is excited, thus she follows the invitation to the cat kingdom, which is ruled by its king with a rigorous and relentless hand. Haru's first enthusiasm quickly vanishes when she learns that the king wants to marry her to the prince. He has already everything arranged to slowly turn her into a cat. With the help of the big cat Muta, the gallant baron Humbert von Gikkingen and the beautiful white lady cat Yuki she tries to get out of this apparently hopeless situation.
Original title: Neko No Ongaeshi
Film type: Animation
Original language: Japanese
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Hiroyuki Morita
Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida
Cast: Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Youko Honna
Producer: Toshio Suzuki, Nozomu Takahashi
Director of Photography:
Music: Yuji Nomi
Production Design: Naoya Tanaka
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Wild Bunch, 99, Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France, Tel: +33 1 53 01 50 26, Fax: + 33 1 53 01 50 49, e-mail:
Production: Studio Ghibli


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