An erotic fantasy about the animal in us all
A remake of the 1942 Jacques Tourneur horror/noir classic, Cat People stars Nastassia Kinski as Irena, a beautiful young woman who discovers love for the first time, only to find that the experience brings tragic consequences. The tremendous passion of this girl's first romantic love is so strong, however, it bypasses the chaos around her - including the extraordinary demands of her brother (Malcolm McDowell, A Clockwork Orange) - as it pushes her on to her own bizarre destiny. Written and directed by Paul Schrader (Hardcore, American Gigolo, Affliction), this erotic fantasy about the passion and terror surrounding this first love also stars John Heard (C.H.U.D.), Annette O'Toole (48 Hrs.), Ruby Dee (Do The Right Thing) and Lynn Lowry (They Came From Within).