Cat People

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In this sensual and violent horror tale, Irena Gallier (Nastassia Kinski) has a dark family secret, one that resurfaces dramatically when she reconnects with her estranged brother, Paul (Malcolm McDowell). Living with her sibling in New Orleans, Irena finds herself enamored with zoologist Oliver Yates (John Heard), even as her brother makes his own advances toward her. It's not long before the dark and dangerous curse of the Gallier clan rears its feline head.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Friday April 2 1982
Duration: 118 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Paul Schrader
Screenwriter: Alan Ormsby
Cast: Ruby Dee
John Heard
Malcolm McDowell
Annette O'Toole
Nastassja Kinski
Ed Begley Jr
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