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Because of the Cats (1973)

Drama | 98 minutes
2,39 44 votes

Genre: Drama / Crime

Duration: 98 minuten

Alternative titles: Niet voor de Poezen / Niet voor de Poesen

Country: Netherlands / Belgium

Directed by: Fons Rademakers

Stars: Bryan Marshall, Alexandra Stewart and Sylvia Kristel

IMDb score: 5,6 (507)

Releasedate: 15 March 1973


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Because of the Cats plot

"This happened..."

Thriller based on the novel by Nicolas Freeling. A rape case sets an Amsterdam detective on the trail of a gang of rich kids. Divided into ravens (the boys) and cats (the girls), the group participates in strange rituals and criminal practices.

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avatar van gotti


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Plot-wise, it's not very interesting. Yet there is a strange atmosphere that really appealed to me. Mythical groups of cats and ravens with occult pursuits; I found it very fascinating. Great music too...


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Agent of the Amsterdam vice police Piet van der Valk was the main character in 9 books by Nicholas Freeling. Rademakers apparently thought it would be a good idea to adapt the second book in the series and have the screenplay written by Hugo Claus, but the result is not worth seeing. A poorly lit piece of work without any tension building, but with a lot of nudity and a terrible soundtrack that someone probably whispered to Rademakers that it would be 'hip'. Van der Valk [Bryan Marshall] investigates the gang rape of a 40-year-old woman [Delis Lindsay]. The trail leads to Bloemendaal, where Van der Valk tries to extract a confession from a group of young people who are part of some kind of cult.

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