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Das Schloß (1997)

When a land surveyor arrives at a small snowy village, local authorities refuse to allow him to advance to the nearby castle. Increasingly complicated bureaucratic obstacles arise.

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Inga Busch ...
Amalia
Norbert Schwientek ...
Bürgel
Hans Diehl ...
Erlanger
Birgit Linauer ...
Pepi
Branko Samarovski ...
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Ortrud Beginnen ...
Brückenwirtin
Otto Grünmandl ...
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When a land surveyor arrives at a small snowy village, local authorities refuse to allow him to advance to the nearby castle. Increasingly complicated bureaucratic obstacles arise.

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The same year, Michael Haneke released Funny Games (1997) with the same lead actors than this film. See more »

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Version of Das Schloß (1962) See more »

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Utter Claptrap Don't Bother
27 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

I really like Amour and White Ribbon but this is utter claptrap. So boring and such a dull story line which abruptly ends without any conclusion. Visually it's a bore. Hitchcock would have called this "Photographs of people talking". The film is heavy on dialogue. There was little point in making this into a film as 99% of the information is given through dialogue and narration and the story might as well have been a radio play. Don't waste 2 hours of your life.

So if it is supposed to be some poetic reflection on life or a particular issue then it needs to be clearer. In my opinion a film should be understandable in its own right. If I need to read Kafka in order to watch the film, then that is a failure in my opinion.


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