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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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(as David Jones)

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(novel), (screenplay)
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Cast

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

Quotes

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

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True to Kafka
6 December 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Filmed in Prague, this film has some of the best Old World urban scenery ever put on film. "Amadeus" came to mind.

The screenplay follows Kafka's novel well in text and feel. Well enough, if fact, that reading the novel will offer little more than this film's relating of the story of Joseph K. and his trial. And that is the best that a film version of a novel can possibly hope for.


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