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Because of the Cats (1973, Bryan Marshall, Sylvia Kristel)



In Because of the Cats, a Van Der Valk for the big screen, 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.

A pre Emmanuelle Sylvia Kristel made a strong appearance.

production details
Netherlands – Belgium | 98 minutes | 1973

Novel: Nicholas Freeling
Script: Hugo Claus, Fons Rademakers
Director: Fons Rademakers

Bryan Marshall as Inspector van der Valk
George Baker as Boersma
Roger Hammond as Maris
Sylvia Kristel as Hannie Troost
Edward Judd as Mierle
Alexandra Stewart as Feodora
Sebastian Graham Jones as Jansen
Anthony Allen as Erik Mierle
Ida Goemans as Carmen
Nicholas Hoye as Kees van Sonneveld
Delia Lindsay as Ms. Maris
Derek Hart as Kieft
Guido de Moor as Marcousis
Lous Hensen as Mevr. Van Sonneveld
Liliane Vincent as Mevrouw Kieft