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The Cat (Die Katze)

The Cat (Die Katze)
  • 1988
  • Germany
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dominik Graf
  • Written by: Uwe Erichsen/Christoph Fromm
  • Cast: Götz George, Gudrun Landgrebe, Joachim Kemmer

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The most riveting thriller in the history of German cinema, this diabolically smart, sexy and witty bank-heist picture recounts a robbery purposefully escalated into a full-blown hostage crisis to collect a handsome ransom. Overseeing the proceedings from a futuristic high-rise hotel across the street, a criminal mastermind (national superstar Götz George) engages in a suspenseful cat-and-mouse game with the police.

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