The Day of the Cat


Two days in the life of the Swiss State President. While preparing for a royal state reception in honour of the Spanish King, an intrigue is planned behind his back, intending to cause his downfall. Private interests and the struggle for political power get tangled up and result in a dangerous mixture of highly explosive forces.

Based on the bestselling novel by Thomas Hürlimann.

Director: Wolfgang Panzer
Screenplay: Claus Hant, Dietmar Güntsche
DoP: Edwin Horak
Editors: Jean-Claude Piroué, Ulrich Schön
Cast: Bruno Ganz, Marie Bäumer, Ulrich Tukur, Christiane Paul, Justus von Dohnányi, Edgar Selge
Genre: drama, love story
Year of production: 2009