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The Castle -- From director Michael Haneke, THE CASTLE is both an engenious, perversely faithful interpretation of the master of alienation's novel, and a worthy companion to The Piano Teacher, Cache, and other films.


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Franz Kafka (novel)
Michael Haneke (adaptation)
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Release Date:
October 1998 (USA) See more »
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 synopsis »
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DVD Review: 'The Castle'
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Directed by
Michael Haneke 
Writing credits
Franz Kafka (novel: "Das Schloß")

Michael Haneke (adaptation)

Produced by
Veit Heiduschka .... producer
Christina Undritz .... producer: BR
Cinematography by
Jirí Stibr 
Film Editing by
Andreas Prochaska 
Casting by
Sabine Schroth 
Production Design by
Christoph Kanter 
Costume Design by
Lisy Christl 
Makeup Department
Waldemar Pokromski .... key makeup artist
Isabella Wiley .... assistant makeup artist (as Isabella Gasser)
Production Management
Michael Katz .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hanus Polak Jr. .... assistant director
Art Department
Peter Ecker .... property master: outdoor
Hans Wagner .... property master: indoor
Sound Department
Hannes Eder .... sound mixer
Hubert Henle .... sound consultant: dolby
Hans-Walter Kramski .... foley artist
Marc Parisotto .... sound
Andreas Schneider .... foley artist
Max Vornehm .... assistant sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Helmut Ehringer .... lighting design
Stefan Haring .... still photographer
Thomas Hollaus .... best boy
Marcus Kanter .... assistant camera
Heinz Mensik .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karin Schmatz .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Daniela Hoffmann .... assistant editor
Other crew
Katharina Biró .... continuity
Hannes Hammerle .... on-set location manager

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Das Schloß" - Germany (original title)
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123 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Based on Franz Kafka's novel "The Castle".See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Tsikhe-Simagre (1990)See more »


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21 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Extremely Unusual, 12 February 1999
Author: Michael Fleischhacker from United States

This is an extremely unusual adaptation of an unfinished novel. The breaks in Kafka's manuscript are actually left in the movie. This is surrealism to the max!

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