Henri the Existential Cat is back for another gloomy rumination on the futility of human endeavor and the ridiculous human ritual of Christmas.
The opening scene of “Henri le Chat 5: The Worst Noel” found Henri feeling imposed-upon.
“The holidays are just another excuse,” he said, “for the world to intrude upon my solitude.”
“I live with a few other cats and each annoys me in a unique way,” he continued. “Naps are my only respite. In my dreams, I can finally be alone.”
Henri’s dream showed us a flashback of him as a kitten. “I was so innocent then,” he lamented. “I knew nothing of the cruelty of the world.”
In turn he is visited by each of the other cats who live in his house in a kind of bleak, piano-accompanied version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” as told by a feline Jean-Paul Sartre.
Watch the video, embedded via YouTube, below: