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Because of the Cats (1973)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  1 April 1973 (USA)
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A gang of wealthy ne'er do wells rape and terrorize women for fun and force their husbands to watch.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Marshall ...
Alexandra Stewart ...
Feodora
Edward Judd ...
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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NLG 1,200,000 (estimated)
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A film that could not be made today
7 August 2006 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

This is a rather good drama, very much of its time, that begins with a graphic gang rape, becomes a meandering cop story before hurtling us into the sex and violence underbelly of communes cum cults cum dogmatic nihilism. For the most part naturalistic and frank, which in part means we get the cop full frontal as well as all the girls (including a very early appearance from Sylvia Kristel) but also a feeling that we are witnessing nothing too forced. Only the later glimpses of the darker activities with the psychedelic edge hint at anything particularly stylish, but the film is none the worse for that. All performances are fine and even the scenes with the 'posh' kids and their parents are well done. A film that could not be made today and an intelligent look at counter culture of the day.


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