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Because of the Cats (1973)

A gang of wealthy ne'er do wells rape and terrorize women for fun and force their husbands to watch. A police detective tries to catch them, but can he break their twisted loyalty to one another?

Director:

Fons Rademakers

Writers:

Hugo Claus (screenplay), Nicolas Freeling (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Marshall ... Van der Valk / Inspector
Alexandra Stewart ... Feodora
Edward Judd ... Mierle
Sebastian Graham Jones Sebastian Graham Jones ... Jansen
Anthony Allen Anthony Allen ... Erik Mierle
Nicholas Hoye Nicholas Hoye ... Kees van Sonneveld
Sylvia Kristel ... Hannie Troost
Ida Goemans Ida Goemans ... Carmen
Delia Lindsay ... Mevr. Maris
Roger Hammond ... Maris
Derek Hart Derek Hart ... Kieft
Christopher Blake Christopher Blake ... Frank Kieft
George Baker ... Boersma
Guido de Moor Guido de Moor ... Marcousis
Lous Hensen Lous Hensen ... Mevr. Van Sonneveld
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A gang of six wealthy, well-dressed and well-spoken hoodlums break into a married couple's house and rape the wife while forcing the husband to watch. Thus begins a dogged investigation by a determined detective who quickly finds that their cult-like solidarity can be a serious obstacle to breaking them. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Film debut of Sylvia Kristel. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally drew an X rating from the MPAA. Film was cut and received an R rating. See more »

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Runtimes..
16 January 2017 | by barrythomas-68044See all my reviews

A gang of six wealthy hoodlums break into a married couple's house and rape the wife while forcing the husband to watch. Thus begins a dogged investigation by a determined detective who quickly finds that their cult-like solidarity can be a serious obstacle to breaking them. Here's another little oddity that's been particularly hard to track down. This was originally released in the US with an X rating and was later re-edited for an R. All of the rips I have seen are 94 minutes, but the IMDb run-time for the film is 98 minutes. Thats a big discrepancy, even allowing for different frame rates. I will just have to keep looking for that illusive 98 minute cut.


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Country:

Netherlands | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brutalization See more »

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Budget:

NLG1,200,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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