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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
Paula (as Nadeshda Brennecke)
Thomas D ...
Klaus Zmorek ...
Heribert Czerniak ...
Hortek (as Jarreth Merz)
Domenico D'Ambrosio ...
Sandra Leonhard ...
Natascha Graf ...
Ben Hecker ...
Dr. Bieser
Clemens Gerhard ...


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

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Watch Your Neighbour


Crime | Horror | Thriller


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11 November 2000 (Iceland)  »

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$45,000 (estimated)

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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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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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