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Because of the Cats (1973)

A gang of wealthy ne'er do wells rape and terrorize women for fun and force their husbands to watch.

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Bryan Marshall ...
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Feodora
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Mierle
Sebastian Graham Jones ...
Jansen
Anthony Allen ...
Erik Mierle
Nicholas Hoye ...
Kees van Sonneveld
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Hannie Troost
Ida Goemans ...
Carmen
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Mevr. Maris
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Maris
Derek Hart ...
Kieft
Christopher Blake ...
Frank Kieft
George Baker ...
Boersma
Guido de Moor ...
Marcousis
Lous Hensen ...
Mevr. Van Sonneveld
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A gang of six wealthy, well-dressed and well-spoken hoodlums break into a married couple's house and rape the wife while forcing the husband to watch. Thus begins a dogged investigation by a determined detective who quickly finds that their cult-like solidarity can be a serious obstacle to breaking them. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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1 April 1973 (USA)  »

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NLG 1,200,000 (estimated)
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"Who are you....what do you want?"
22 December 2010 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

In what seems to almost come out of today's headlines.....a group of rich boys decide to rape and terrorize people for a goof.

They rape middle-aged women in their own house while forcing their husbands to see it all. All this while destroying their personal property. You see paintings get slashed, furniture get ripped up, and personal items smashed just for the fun of it. And these are valuable items. And the rape scenes may be hard to watch for some.

Then we get a police drama. The inspector in question targets the group for imprisonment. We see a lot of technical details about police work. Euro-flicks like to do that it seems. (Remember "Man on the Roof?") These bits almost play like a documentary.

The pace seems to get slower as we move on, but the intriguing characters keep it in focus. And the culprits are almost likable despite their sliminess.

This film is hard to find. But worth a look. The director Fons Radermakers (spelling?) later won a Foreign Film Oscar for "The Amateur."


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