Tomcat (2016 film)

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Film poster
Directed byHändl Klaus
Produced byAntonin Svoboda
Written byHändl Klaus
StarringPhilipp Hochmair
Lukas Turtur
CinematographyGerald Kerkletz
Edited byJoana Scrinzi
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Release date
  • 13 February 2016 (2016-02-13) (Berlin)
Running time
119 minutes

Tomcat (German: Kater) is a 2016 Austrian drama film directed by Klaus Händl.[1] It was shown in the Panorama section at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival,[2] where it won the Teddy Award as the best LGBT-related feature film of the festival.[3]

The film stars Philipp Hochmair [de] as Andreas and Lukas Turtur as Stefan, a well-off gay couple in Vienna whose relationship is tested when Stefan, in an uncharacteristic sudden outburst of violent anger, kills their pet cat Moses.[4] The film's original German title is a pun on the identical German words for (a male) cat and hangover.



  1. ^ "Tomcat". Berlinale. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Berlinale 2016: Panorama 2016 Complete". Berlinale. Archived from the original on 24 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Berlin: 'Tomcat' Wins Teddy Award for Best Film". The Hollywood Reporter, 20 February 2016.
  4. ^ "'Tomcat' ('Kater'): Berlin Review". The Hollywood Reporter, 13 February 2016.

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