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STRANGE LITTLE CAT, THE (MERKWÜRDIGE KÄTZCHEN, DAS)

STRANGE LITTLE CAT, THE
photo © Alexander Haßkerl

Siblings Karin and Simon are visiting their parents and their little sister Clara. That evening, other realtives 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 film assembles seemingly unspectacular details and snippets into an exciting choreography of everyday life.


Ramon Zürcher was born in 1982 in Aarberg/Switzerland. From 2002-2005, he attended Bern University of the Arts, completing an Art degree with a focus on video. In 2005, he received the Kiefer Hablitzel Award for Visual Arts for his video work. Since 2006, he has been studying at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT (2013) is his first feature-length film. His other films include: TODAY I LIKE THIS SONG (short, 2007), REINHARDTSTRASSE (short, 2009), PASSERSBY (short, 2010), and YESTERDAY MY FRIEND BOUGHT A BIKE (short, 2011).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Ramon Zürcher
Screenplay Ramon Zürcher
Cinematography Alexander Haßkerl
Cast Jenny Schily, Anjorka Strechel, Mia Kasalo, Luk Pfaff, Matthias Dittmer, Armin Marewski, Leon Alan Beiersdorf, Sabine Werner, Kathleen Morgeneyer, Monika Hetterle, Gustav Körner, Lea Draeger
Producers Silvan Zürcher, Johanna Bergel
Co-Producers Alexander Haßkerl, Ramon Zürcher
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Length 72 min
Format DCP, HD, color, 1:1.66
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, French
Festivals Berlin 2013, Toronto 2013, Cambridge 2013, Festival do Rio 2013, Vancouver 2013, Viennale 2013, AFI Fest 2013, Mumbai 2013, Zagreb 2013, Listapad Film Festival Minsk 2013, L'Alternativa Barcelona 2013, New Directors New Films New York 2014, Aubagne 2015, Les Arcs 2017

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