() is a 2001 Dutch film
, based on the children's novel Minoes
by Annie M.G. Schmidt
. The film was a box office success grossing $4,227,362 in the Netherlands, $111,858 in Germany, $34,164 in Austria, and $389,200 in Norway.
The story is about a woman, Minoes, who is actually a cat, set into human form by chemical accident. She lives in a box with a journalist, in the fictional town of Killendoorn. Minoes tries to act like a human being, but still has many cattish manners. She likes to eat fish and meowing on the roof with the other town cats, and she is afraid of dogs. She learns to stop her cattish ways and become more of a human. But sometimes she doesn't understand everything. She manages to pull through and started acting like a human.
The main story line starts with Tibbe, a journalist for the newspaper of the fictional city of Killendoorn. Tibbe is very shy, and therefore he finds it quite hard to write good articles. One day, Tibbe meets the strange young lady Minoes who is on a tree. She is a cat, set into human form. At first, Tibbe does not believe this, but Minoes happens to know all kinds of interesting news from the town cats, so it doesn't bother him: In exchange for food and a dry place to sleep, Tibbe allows Minoes to help him with his journalist job. With help of the Cat Press Service and all news the cats bring in, Tibbe soon becomes the journalist with the best articles.
However, there is one important article that Tibbe does not dare... Read More