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The Castle (1997)

Das Schloß (original title)
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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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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Based on Franz Kafka's novel "The Castle". See more »

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Version of Le château (1984) See more »

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Forget the plot...
12 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Michael Haneke, the best filmmaker working today, expertly captures the abject, horrifyingly ridiculous, paranoia of Kafka in this, one on Hanake's least, still one of the best, films. The idea of that which is absurd, those things that fit in the realm of logic but defy the appreciation of the sane, is given full treatment here. Uhlrich Muhe, as the the completely confused and completely absorbed K., captures the essence of Kafka's confusing, dystopian world view. With the brilliant, brilliant, brilliant Susanne Lothar as Frieda, there are few ways to improve upon this movie. Although it may be challenging to do so, rent all of Michael Haneke's catalog and see all that modern cinema has to offer. These are films that belong to the rest of civilization as we know it.


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