IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
Genre: Short, Drama
Director: Wes Anderson
Release Date: September 29, 2023
Star Cast: Richard Ayoade, Ralph Fiennes, Rupert Friend
Storyline: “The Rat Catcher” is the latest addition to Netflix’s Roald Dahl collection, offering a delightful tribute to Dahl’s peculiar storytelling. Narrated by Richard Ayoade and featuring performances by Ralph Fiennes and Rupert Friend, the story follows the enigmatic Rat Man’s arrival in a quaint village to deal with a rat problem. Wes Anderson’s distinctive style elevates the narrative, with the first half showcasing his signature filmmaking techniques. However, it’s the second half where Anderson’s creative use of lighting, shadows, and animation truly shines. Inspired by a Dahl short story, the film captures his unique storytelling style and concludes with an intriguingly ambiguous ending. “The Rat Catcher” is a captivating 15-minute short that keeps viewers engaged and offers a fresh perspective on liquorice. It’s a must-watch for fans of Dahl’s whimsical tales and Anderson’s cinematic artistry.