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The Trial (1993)

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

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(as David Jones)

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(novel), (screenplay)
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The Priest
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Doctor Huld
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Titorelli
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Block
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Willem
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Inspector
Jirí Schwarz ...
Babensteiner
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Kullich
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Kaminer
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Old Woman
Jirí Ded ...
Old Man
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Joseph K. awakens one morning, to find two strange men in his room, telling him he has been arrested. Joseph is not told, with what he is charged, 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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Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related material | See all certifications »
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April 1994 (USA)  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Karel Reisz was asked to direct this film. See more »

Quotes

Franz: You'll never see your underwear again.
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Featured in Screen Two: The Trial (1993) See more »

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Read it for English Class. Loved the Book. Loved the movie.
19 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is literally the very few movies that is closely adapted to a book I've ever seen. When I had to read this for my English class, the first chapter started very unusual as Joseph K. gets arrested on his birthday. Very unrealistic the way the characters would conversate as if its "okay" to get arrested but don't really. As the story progresses, it is bombarded with random scenes, weird dialogue and girls who suddenly want to have relations with a guy they never met. Me and my classmate were literally in a WTH faze as we read. This could not possibly happen in real life. We even joked around saying it would be funny to see this in a movie. Loe and behold I found this movie and whattaya you know, it 90% fits the book. I mean honestly, who watched the The Trial with no clue that it was an adaptation from book and actually enjoyed it? This movie is far bizarre and unexplainable... just like the book! This has gone into my top ten books of all time, due to its uniqueness and popularity it has surprisingly gained. Is it an Oscar film? Heck no. Not even close. But the fact that it caught me by surprise of how close it is to the book made it enjoyable and intriguing.


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