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The Castle (1968)

Das Schloß (original title)
A man comes to a small village to begin his new job as an attendant at the nearby castle. But everybody in the village claims that he surely must be mistaken, there is no need for an ... See full summary »

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'K'
Cordula Trantow ...
Trudik Daniel ...
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Helmut Qualtinger ...
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Leo Mally ...
Franz Misar ...
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A man comes to a small village to begin his new job as an attendant at the nearby castle. But everybody in the village claims that he surely must be mistaken, there is no need for an attendant at the castle. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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In Kafka's vision of today, "K" was one man against the Establishment. See more »

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A film that never starts
20 October 2004 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

It doesn't work. No. It definitely doesn't work as a film. It's pointless. I feel pretty messed around right now. Maximilian Schell did well. But that's it. There were two nice scenes. But that's it.

The film is creating its own reality just to deliver the right message. If you want to tell a story that delivers these messages it tries to deliver...then tell a better one!

The film is quite terrible. It never really starts and it's over before it comes to any relevant point. I didn't like it. Just watch it if you're really into Franz Kafka's story.

3/10 because it tries to deliver a great message but fails miserably.


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