5.9/10
642
7 user 21 critic

Kater (2016)

Unrated | | Drama | 24 November 2016 (Germany)
Andreas and Stefan lead a happy and passionate life: Together with their beloved tomcat Moses, they live in a beautiful old house in Vienna's vineyards. They work as a musician and as a ... See full summary »

Director:

Klaus Händl

Writer:

Klaus Händl
Reviews
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A man leaves his home unannounced, and spends four days wandering around France.

Director: Jérôme Reybaud
Stars: Pascal Cervo, Arthur Igual, Fabienne Babe
El tercero (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After meeting in a chat room, Fede (22) arrives at a downtown building to have an intimate encounter with a gay couple older than him. As the night unfolds, Fede has an intense and telling ... See full summary »

Director: Rodrigo Guerrero
Stars: Carlos Echevarría, Emiliano Dionisi, Nicolás Armengol
Jonathan (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young man learns that his dying father was once deeply in love with a man.

Director: Piotr J. Lewandowski
Stars: Jannis Niewöhner, André Hennicke, Julia Koschitz
Taekwondo (2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man invites another guy he trains with to spend some time in his country house among other male friends.

Directors: Marco Berger, Martín Farina
Stars: Gabriel Epstein, Lucas Papa, Nicolás Barsoff
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a pair of estranged Israeli sisters are reunited, they must come to terms with the circumstances that tore them apart.

Director: Dorit Hakim
Stars: Gefen Barkai, Gil Cohen, Shani Dubinchik
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young man leaves his native town in southern France to discover Paris. Being too unexperienced and too naive, he drops into the reality of Paris 1991. He soon gives up his dream of ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Emmanuelle Béart, Manuel Blanc
Retake (2016)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A lonely, middle-aged man hires a male prostitute to recreate a road trip from his past.

Director: Nick Corporon
Stars: Tuc Watkins, Devon Graye, Derek Phillips
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An untold side of the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict: gay Palestinians - Louie, Abdu and Fares - are hiding in Tel Aviv, and until they escape, they must remain 'the invisible men'.

Director: Yariv Mozer
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

At the film festival in Cannes, young director Isabell fights against her incompetent producer and the stone age stereotype attitude in film business.

Director: Isabell Suba
Stars: Anne Haug, Matthias Weidenhöfer, Eva Bay
Fou d'amour (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

1959. Guilty of a double-murder, a man is beheaded. At the bottom of the basket that just welcomed it, the head of the dead man tells his story: everything was going so well. Admired priest... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Ramos
Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Dominique Blanc, Diane Rouxel
La dune (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An israeli man, who recently broke up with his girlfriend, gets to Paris and starts to follow a soon-to-be retired detective for a mysterious reason.

Director: Yossi Aviram
Stars: Niels Arestrup, Lior Ashkenazi, Guy Marchand
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When the plans for the future change, new bonds are created between Danilo, Lucas and Marcos. in between video-games and milk cups, pain and disappointment, they need to learn how to live together.

Director: Daniel Ribeiro
Stars: Daniel Tavares, Diego Torraca, Eduardo Melo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Toni ... Kater Moses
Lukas Turtur Lukas Turtur ... Stefan
Philipp Hochmair ... Andreas
Sebastian Löschberger Sebastian Löschberger ... Student Bernhard
Cornelius Meister Cornelius Meister ... Dirigent Bruno Ceipek
Manuel Rubey Manuel Rubey ... Vladimir
Thomas Stipsits Thomas Stipsits ... Lorenz
Anders Nyqvist Anders Nyqvist ... Hannes
Maria Grün Maria Grün ... Charlotte
Benedikt Leitner Benedikt Leitner ... Edmund
Johannes Kubitschek Johannes Kubitschek ... Volker
Petra Hartl Petra Hartl ... Renate
Rudolf Illavsky Rudolf Illavsky ... Petzi
Anais Tamisier Anais Tamisier ... Bibiane
Violaine Regnier Violaine Regnier ... Yvonne
Edit

Storyline

Andreas and Stefan lead a happy and passionate life: Together with their beloved tomcat Moses, they live in a beautiful old house in Vienna's vineyards. They work as a musician and as a scheduler in the same orchestra and they love their large circle of friends. An unexpected and inexplicable outburst of violence suddenly shakes up the relationship and calls everything into question - the blind spot that resides in all of us. Written by Film Institut

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Can the strength of love in a relationship transcend a most horrendous act?

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

official Facebook

Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 November 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Kocur See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Coop99 Filmproduktion See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The darkest place
13 June 2017 | by jromanbakerSee all my reviews

Kater is surely one of the most disturbing films ever made. If it had focused on a heterosexual couple I am sure this film would have been widely applauded as outstanding, but implicit reactions in most viewers are probably blocked by the sexual explicitness of the two main characters. Personally I find it more disturbing that any of Haneke's films, and about the extremes of human reaction it certainly is. The violence in it has no explanation because the director does not reveal the hidden impulse that leads to the apparently inexplicable violent act. It is for us the viewer to take on the violence and the guilt that follows and, while watching, bring to the surface our own guilts, our own acts of cruelty, mild or otherwise. The viewer is trapped in his or her own responses, examining their own inner motivations, and that is the darkest place the viewer can be. And because most of us fail to accept our guilt and its consequences we accuse the film of being too long, too boring, too unexplainable; anything will do as long as we refuse to accept that human motivation, even when analyzed by psychiatrists, is haphazard to say the least and that love, although enduring, can be an enduring hell for both persons involved. There is a curious scene where a friend simply watches the two men make love. It is there for apparently no reason and it is curious because he seems to be trying to understand their sexuality as if it were a whole new territory of being, and this is how we should watch this film


11 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed