Most American filmmakers would be praised to the skies for setting their films in exotic locales like Bavaria, Munich, Dusseldorf and the North Rhine. For the makers of the German thriller Die Katze, however, it was simply a matter of shooting in one's own backyard, more or less. Adapted from a suspense novel by Uwe Erichsen, the film stars Gotz George and Gudrun Landgrebe. As indicated by the title, the crime committed during the film is pulled off with catlike grace...and the perpetrators seem to have nine lives each. Originally released in Germany at 110 minutes, the crowd-pleasing Die Katze was expanded to 118 minutes for its general European distribution.
by Hal Erickson synopsis