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The Cat Has Nine Lives
The Cat Has Nine Lives
474 Ratings


In the summer of 1967, journalist Katharina is visited in Munich by her French friend Anne. They take day trips and visit cafés, acquaintances, and parties. In a series of conversations between them and other women, they talk about the chances for female emancipation in a male-dominated society.

Our take

Akin to Agnès Varda and Věra Chytilová, Ula Stöckl saw a wild bouquet of vibrant possibility in the 1960s, and became one of the first feminist directors in West Germany. In her playful, polyphonic film about a quintet of newly independent women, modern femininity is an infectious and lively melody.