Cat People
Filmfest 2011

German Age Rating

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CAT PEOPLE moves back and forth between its mythic and realistic levels, held together primarily by the strength of Kinski's performance and John Heard's obsession. Kinski is something. She never overacts in this movie, never steps wrong, never seems ridiculous; she just steps onscreen and convincingly underplays a leopard. Heard also is good. He never seems in the grip of an ordinary sexual passion, but possesses one of those obsessions men are willing (and often are called upon) to die for. CAT PEOPLE is a good movie in an old tradition, a fantasy-horror film that takes itself just seriously enough to work, has just enough fun to be entertaining, contains elements of intrinsic fascination in its magnificent black leopards, and ends in one way just when we were afraid it was going to end in another. Roger Ebert

tags: Feature film

Cast: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole, Ruby Dee

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Director: Paul Schrader