Tomcat (Kater)

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Andreas and Stefan lead a happy 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.


Critic Reviews for Tomcat (Kater)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

  • There's a whiff of mild homophobia about it, and it reminded me of the work of another Austrian film-maker, Michael Haneke, in that it basically hates its characters.

    May 12, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Psychologically, there's perhaps something in the situation that's worth exploring, but director Händl Klaus so attenuates the already thin plot material that after a while it's hard to care about these guys.

    May 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • An interesting, small-scale relationship drama that searches for hope in high tragedy.

    May 11, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A masterclass in generating tension from the most mundane events, going so far as to indirectly ask the viewer if they would ever truly be able to trust their partners, despite never knowing what is going on inside their minds at any given moment.

    Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…
  • [An] intriguing study of a relationship suddenly tipped off balance.

    May 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Tomcat is a difficult movie to penetrate; in many ways it is both painstakingly tedious yet at the same time it broaches a topic seldom seen in cinema.

    May 12, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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