Katz und Maus

Katz und Maus

Edition Filmmuseum 96

This adaptation of Günter Grass's novel "Cat and Mouse" was one of the first films of the "Young German Cinema" and subject of a controversial political debate. The DVD puts Katz und Maus in the historical context with rare documents in the booklet and in the ROM section. Also included are two short films by Hansjürgen Pohland and Michael Klier, a selection of photos from the set and the original recordings of Attila Zoller's famous score.

The films

Katz und Maus - West Germany 1967 - Directed by: Hansjürgen Pohland - Written by: Michael Hinz, Hansjürgen Pohland, based on a novel by Günter Grass - Cinematography by: Wolf Wirth - Music by: Attila Zoller - Cast: Lars Brandt, Peter Brandt, Wolfgang Neuss, Claudia Bremer, Herbert Weisbach, Ingrid van Bergen, Michael Hinz Produced by: Modern Art Film in collaboration with Film Polski, Zespół Rytm Premiere: February 7, 1967 (Berlin, Atelier am Zoo)

Bürger Grass - West Germany 1965 - Directed and written by: Hansjürgen Pohland - Music by: Horst Geldmacher - With: Günter Grass, Willy Brandt - Produced by: Modern Art Film - Premiere: October 29, 1965

Projekt Katz und Maus - West Germany 1966 - Directed and written by: Michael Klier - With: Hansjürgen Pohland - Produced by: Sender Freies Berlin

DVD features

  • Katz und Maus 1967, 88'
  • Audio description
  • Stills from the set
  • Original recordings of Attila Zoller's score
  • Bürger Grass 1965, 14'
  • Projekt Katz und Maus 1966, 9'
  • 20 page trilingual booklet with texts by Peter W. Jansen, Lutz Lehmann, Wolfgang Neuss, Karena Niehoff and Stefan Drössler

Edited by: Filmmuseum München und Goethe-Institut München
DVD authoring: Tobias Dressel
DVD supervision: Stefan Drössler

First edition November 2016, second edition June 2017

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Dolby Digital 2.0
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