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The Trial (1993)

Joseph K. awakes one morning, to find two strange men in his room, telling him he has been arrested. Joseph is not told what he is charged with, and despite being "arrested," is allowed to ... See full summary »

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Old Woman
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Old Man
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Joseph K. awakes one morning, to find two strange men in his room, telling him he has been arrested. Joseph is not told what he is charged with, and despite being "arrested," is allowed to remain free and go to work. But despite the strange nature of his arrest, Joseph soon learns that his trial, however odd, is very real, and tries desperately to spare himself from the court's judgement. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related material | See all certifications »
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1.85 : 1
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Karel Reisz was asked to direct this film. See more »

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Franz: You'll never see your underwear again.
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Version of Waking (1999) See more »

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Brilliant rendition
22 September 2010 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

Terrific version of this story - moves more smoothly and lacks some of the dream like Brectian look of Welles version. Still, McLaughlin is excellent as a confident, terrified and confused man who's life is inexplicably changed when he his charged in an unknown place, for an unknown crime. Hopkins and Robards as the Priest and legal counsel are in excellent form. Set during the time period when Kafka was alive to give the film a sense of place, I strongly recommend this version of the story for someone who wants a little more scenery and a sense that Josef lives somewhere instead of just in some strange version of a modern town.


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