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Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (1995)

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While trying to decide what Gregor Samsa wakes up as, Kafka's constantly being interrupted by knife-selling strangers, party noise, girls, fancy dress costumes, and other strange, dreamlike... See full summary »

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Woland the Knifeman
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Miss Cicely
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Frau Bunofsky
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Sammy Sheldon ...
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Justine Luxton ...
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Laura Reiss ...
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Thea Tait ...
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While trying to decide what Gregor Samsa wakes up as, Kafka's constantly being interrupted by knife-selling strangers, party noise, girls, fancy dress costumes, and other strange, dreamlike visions. Written by Kathy Li

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29 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Mia yperohi zoi  »

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Elaine Collins (Miss Cicely) is the wife of writer and director Peter Capaldi. See more »

Quotes

Franz Kafka: He gave me inspiration and I gave him death.
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References Pinocchio (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Hark the Herald Angels Sing
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Lyrics by Charles Wesley
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Performed by Phyllis Logan, Elaine Collins and Richard E. Grant
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Clever cross-bred pastiche
9 September 2000 | by (Exeter, England) – See all my reviews

As its name suggests, this short film cross-breeds Kafka with Capra. Kafka is pestered by neighbours, children, and the sinister Woland the Knifeman (who suspects Kakfa of killing his pet beetle). This is a delightful dark comedy pastiche, Richard E Grant performing at his nervy best in a sinister but ultimately heartwarming film.


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