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Kater

Runtime:
114 min.
Year of Production:
2016
Country:
Austria
Director:
Cast:
Lukas Turtur
Philipp Hochmair
Thomas Stipsits
Manuel Rubey
Production Company:
coop99 Filmproduktion GmbH
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film
Teddy Award:
Best Feature Film

Andreas and Stefan live a blissful existence together with their tomcat, Moses. They inhabit a beautiful old house in the vineyards near Vienna and work in the same orchestra as manager and musician. Their passion for music, their large circle of friends and colleagues and their furry companion define the daily lives of the two men. But one morning an unexpected outburst of violence from Stefan shakes their harmonious relationship to its core. From this moment on, scepticism and alienation define their cohabitation and represent an almost insurmountable obstacle. While Stefan is losing the ground beneath his feet, Andreas struggles with his mistrust and his love for Stefan. Following his award-winning debut März (March), in his second film Händl Klaus portrays the expulsion of two lovers from paradise. Demonstrating exceptional sensitivity for the male psyche and for the blind spots in all our personalities, this artistic and poetic ballad tells of the fragility of love. Actors Philipp Hochmair and Lukas Turtur are both born theatre thespians and their naturalistic screen performances are impressive.

FILMOGRAFIE Händl Klaus (selection)

2016 Kater  2008 März  2005 Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage  2001 La pianiste 

Kater @IMDb
Klaus Händl @IMDb
Trailer
Interview with Philipp Hochmair and Händl Klaus

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