Neun Leben hat die Katze

Neun Leben hat die Katze

BR Deutschland 1968, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Cat Has Nine Lives

In the summer of 1967, journalist Katharina is visited in Munich by her French friend, Anne. They take day trips and visit cafés, acquaintances and parties. In a series of conversations, they talk about the chances for female emancipation in a male-dominated society ... This essay film puts five different types of women at the centre of the episodic narrative – an unmarried professional woman, a divorcee confused about her future, a career woman, a deceived wife and a “dream woman”. Director Ula Stöckl said in 1968, “women have never had so many chances to organise their lives the way they want. But first they have to learn that they can want something”. Film critic Christa Maerker called The Cat Has Nine Lives West Germany’s “first feminist film”.

The film, originally shot in Techniscope and printed using the Technicolor dye-transfer process, has now been re-processed by the Deutsche Kinemathek, using the original negative. A Technicolor print stored in the Munich Film Museum was used as a colour reference for the digital restoration.

Source: 65. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Ula Stöckl
Screenplay:Ula Stöckl
Director of photography:Dietrich Lohmann, Thomas Mauch
Assistant camera:Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein
Editing:Wolfgang Schacht
Assistant editor:Antje Ellermann
Sound:Folkard Prestin
Audio mixing:Herbert Prasch
Music:Bob Degen, Fred Braceful, Manfred Eichler
  
Cast: 
Liane HielscherKatharina
Christine de LoupAnne
Jürgen ArndtStefan
Antje EllermannKirke
Alexander KaempfeSascha
Elke KummerEhefrau von Stefan
Hartmut KirsteManfred
Wolfgang von Ungern-SternbergStefans Freund
Heidi StrohGabriele
  
Production company:Filmproduktion Ula Stöckl, Thomas Mauch (München), Arri Film & TV (München) (Restaurierung 2014/2015)
Commissioned by:Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen (Berlin) (Restaurierung 2014/2015)
Producer:Ula Stöckl, Thomas Mauch
Length:2453 m, 90 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.11.1968, 39918, ab 18 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.10.1968, Mannheim, IFF

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Neun Leben hat die Katze
Originaltitel (DE) Neun Leben hat die Katze (Restaurierte Fassung)

Versions

Original

Length:2453 m, 90 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.11.1968, 39918, ab 18 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.10.1968, Mannheim, IFF
 

Formatfassung

Originaltitel (DE) :Neun Leben hat die Katze (Restaurierte Fassung)
Length:92 min
Format:2K
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Screening:Erstaufführung (DE): 10.02.2015, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Classics