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Curiosity & the Cat (1999)

Writer gets curious about the violent and sado-masochistic ongoings in his neighbour's apartments.

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Complete credited cast:
Detlef Lutz ...
Kriminalhauptkommissar Gehler
Andreas Erfurth ...
Kriminalkommissar Wosniak
Konstantin Graudus ...
Henri Kappes
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Paula (as Nadeshda Brennecke)
Thomas D ...
Kurt
Klaus Zmorek ...
Flagg
Heribert Czerniak ...
Jelinsk
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Hortek (as Jarreth Merz)
Domenico D'Ambrosio ...
Stritzl
Sandra Leonhard ...
Roke
Natascha Graf ...
Julie
Ben Hecker ...
Dr. Bieser
Clemens Gerhard ...
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Writer gets curious about the violent and sado-masochistic ongoings in his neighbour's apartments.

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Watch Your Neighbour

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11 November 2000 (Iceland)  »

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Christian Alvart: [mirror shot] Henri is seen washing himself several times in the movie usually by Alvart's typical shot: He is reflected by three mirrors, effectively showing him four times from all angles. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the whole of the credits the two inspectors from the film can be seen sitting in chairs. Although the take looks like a still, they move from time to time. After the credits have ended, the film goes on. See more »

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Featured in Filmemacher! - Wie war das damals...? (2002) See more »

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Nice Little Film about not so nice habits
4 December 2002 | by (München) – See all my reviews

I just bought this film on DVD yesterday and watched it today. It is is certainly not your regular who-dun-it plus chasing-the-bad-guy-scene thriller. The hero is very unheroic, afraid and curious beyond belief. Still I found myself enjoying this, maybe not despite the before mentioned, but because of that. It all had a sense of realness to it, and that makes you care more for the protagonist (Henri). It all starts very slow-paced (showing the emptiness of Henris life as an would-like-to-be artist) but adds up to it, when he gets more and more absorbed by the secretive life of his neighbour. All of this is very stylish, despite the non-existent budget. (45.000 Dollar for a 35mm-feature!!!). You have to listen to the director's commentary, which is very interesting and tells us how crazy the circumstances during the creation of this "underground"movie have been. I just loved the gangster-mob from Finnland. This movie looks like nothing from Germany. It is a small film, so you shouldn't expect a big Hollywood production. The FSK-18 rating in Germany is beyond me. FSK-16 would habe been enough. And yeah: We have a chasing-scene. But the bad guys chase the hero! I love the little kittie in the final credits. 8 out of 10 for creativity versus big budget.


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