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THE BIG CAT

by Wolfgang Panzer

synopsis

Kater, the President of Switzerland, is about to receive the King and Queen of Spain at an official state dinner when he realizes that the man he believed to be his closest ally has plotted a wily intrigue to overthrow him. As Kater scrambles to keep up appearances for the reception’s rigid diplomatic protocol, it slowly dawns on him that his ruthless ascent to power has finally started to take its toll. It’s too late for compromises and when Kater sees the chance to redeem himself, he finally takes the decision he has been postponing his whole life.

international title: The Big Cat
original title: Der grosse Kater
country: Germany, Switzerland
sales agent: Telepool
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Wolfgang Panzer
release date: DE 28/10/2010
screenplay: Claus P. Hant, Dietmar Güntsche
cast: Bruno Ganz, Ulrich Tukur, Marie Bäumer, Christiane Paul, Edgar Selge, Justus von Dohnányi, Antoine Monot Jr.
cinematography by: Edwin Horak
film editing: Jean-Claude Piroué
art director: Josef Sanktjohanser, Barbara Bernhard, Michael Baumgartner
costumes designer: Gudrun Leyendecker, Maja Kuhn
music: Patrick Kirst
producer: Dietmar Güntsche, Wolfgang Behr, Wolfgang Mueller, Claudia Wick, Benito Mueller
production: Neue Bioskop Film, Abrakadabra Films, Barry Films
backing: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Hessen Invest, Eurimages, Zürcher Filmstiftung, Bundesamt für Kultur
distributor: Central Film Verleih GmbH
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