MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 405 this week

The Castle (1997)
"Das Schloß" (original title)

 -  Drama | Mystery  -  October 1998 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 1,694 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 13 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 07 Nov 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 22 Nov 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 27 Mar 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 31 Aug 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 31 Dec 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Das Schloß" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Castle (1997)

The Castle (1997) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Castle.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.

Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jean, a farm lad, wants to escape his silent father; he runs to Paris to his older brother, Georges, who's away covering the war in Kosovo. Angry, he throws a bag of half-eaten pastry into ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.

Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Anaïs Demoustier, Béatrice Dalle
Drama | Music | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel
Funny Games (1997)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch
Benny's Video (1992)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.

Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Arno Frisch, Angela Winkler, Ulrich Mühe
Funny Games (2007)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.

Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man.

Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Gabriel Cosmin Urdes, Lukas Miko, Otto Grünmandl
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.

Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou
Amour (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister.

Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Birgit Doll, Dieter Berner, Leni Tanzer
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A seemingly contented man's descent into hallucination, paranoia and, finally, total insanity.

Director: Paulus Manker
Stars: Gert Voss, Angela Winkler, Leni Tanzer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
K.
...
Frank Giering ...
Felix Eitner ...
Nikolaus Paryla ...
Vorsteher
...
Dörte Lyssewski ...
Inga Busch ...
Norbert Schwientek ...
Hans Diehl ...
Birgit Linauer ...
Branko Samarovski ...
Ortrud Beginnen ...
Otto Grünmandl ...
...
Edit

Storyline

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.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Schloß  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Zamok (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


33 of 46 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where can one see/get this one? mattiamarchi
The Director's Hand t-a-hall
not fair JoltToday
I haven't read the book, I have a question for people who have. glockjaw
Discuss The Castle (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?