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The Strange Little Cat (2014)



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Siblings Karin and Simon are visiting their parents and their little sister Clara. That evening, other relatives will be joining them for dinner. This sequence of family scenes in a Berlin flat creates a wondrous world of the everyday: Coming and going, conversations, all manner of doings, each movement leading to the next, one word following another. It is a carefully staged chain reaction of actions and sentences. And in between, silent gazes and anecdotes about experiences. Putting the absurdities of daily life on display, the flm assembles seemingly unspectacular details and snippets into an exciting choreography of everyday life. (c) KimStim
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Lea Draeger
as Women on Balcony
Jenny Schily
as Mother
Mia Kasalo
as Clara
Luk Pfaff
as Simon
Monika Hetterle
as Grandmother
Gustav Körner
as Little Boy
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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (8)

Nothing much happens. A cat makes a move and purrs. Someone is reprimanded for not tucking in his shirt.

August 21, 2014
Seattle Times
Top Critic

From the very first shot, we are clued in that there are depths of strangeness to be plumbed in even the smallest and most banal interactions.

Full Review… | August 1, 2014
Top Critic

A radically disorienting, disarmingly odd first feature from Ramon Zürcher.

Full Review… | July 31, 2014
New York Times
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One of the most confident and unusual first features in recent memory.

Full Review… | July 31, 2014
AV Club
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A fresh and original debut that is purely pleasurable.

Full Review… | July 29, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
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Despite all that it withholds, The Strange Little Cat ultimately proves a far more revealing form of family portrait.

Full Review… | July 29, 2014
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Audience Reviews for The Strange Little Cat

Looking in on a family going about their (tightly choreographed) business without regard for the viewer or the viewer's needs or expectations. You'll likely take from it whatever you happen to bring to it in the moments you're watching it.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour

"Merkwürdige"! Just like its title- strange, awkward. I would think I had watched a French piece if it wasn't under the Kino program schedule.


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