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20 Ratings

The Cat

Die Katze

Directed by Dominik Graf
West Germany, 1988
Crime, Thriller


Two bank robbers hold the clerks hostage and demand 3 million German marks as ransom. What the police do not realise is that the true criminal mastermind watches them from outside the bank, anticipating every move.

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The Cat Directed by Dominik Graf

Awards & Festivals

German Film Awards

1988 | Winner: Best Direction (Gold)

1988 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Gold)

Critics reviews

The driving pace keeps you guessing, but the scenario by regular Graf collaborator Christoph Fromm (via a novel by Uwe Erichsen) impresses by the way it juggles dozens of narrative questions without causing confusion or indifference. It all makes you very sweaty, especially in a tiny unventilated back room in high summer in Edinburgh.
June 26, 2014
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