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Kafka (1991)

Writer Franz Kafka works during the day at an insurance company where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.

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Gabriela
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Burgel
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Doctor Murnau
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Bizzlebek
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Grubach
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The Chief Clerk
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Castle Henchman
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Assistant Ludwig
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Assistant Oscar
Robert Flemyng ...
The Keeper of the Files
Matyelok Gibbs ...
Concierge
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Solemn Anarchist
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Female Anarchist (as Hilde Van Meighem)
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Mustachioed Anarchist
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Storyline

Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually penetrates the secret organization and must confront them. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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15 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Кафка  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,100,000 (USA)
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Several characters in this film have the same names as characters in Kafka's books, but are quite different otherwise - for example, the girl played by Theresa Russell is surnamed "Rossman", the name of the 16-year-old hero of "Amerika", whilst the police inspector is called "Grubach", the name of Joseph K.'s landlady in "The Trial". See more »

Quotes

Franz Kafka: So, that's who the enemy is. Policemen and file clerks. Law and order, you might say.
Gabriela: You think what we're doing is wrong? What would you suggest, then?
Franz Kafka: Did any of you actually go up to the castle with Edward? You sit around twisting the facts to suit your inbred theories. In my experience the truth is not... that convenient.
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References Eraserhead (1977) See more »

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Let's Hit The Wall (End Title)
Composed by Cliff Martinez
(p) & © 1992 Virgin Records America, Inc.
distributed by WEA through arrangement with Atlantic Records.
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excellent 1st hour,but the movie get's lost in a Frankenstein mode
26 March 2001 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 10/3/1998 - 5 out of 10(Dir - Steven Sonderbergh): Despite it's excellent 1st hour with Jeromy Iron's playing a quirky insurance inspector investigating the strangeness surrounding his partner's disappearance, the movie get's lost in a Frankenstein mode and it never returns. The quest for the goings on in the castle do not lend to the humor of the 1st hour and seem to have needed to be in another movie.


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