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Menschenkörper (2004)

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An adaptation of Kafka's "A Country's Doctor". Dr. Anton is called to a little boy for whom he must make out a death certificate. Happy to escape the patients in his practice, he is taken ... See full summary »

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Ingo Hülsmann ...
Dr. Anton
Christina Geiersberg ...
Schwester
Adrian Ziegert ...
Wilhelmine Horschig ...
Sprechstundenhilfe
Cordula Zeller ...
Frau Brieter
Gundi Anna Schick ...
Mutter
Horst Grützner ...
Grossvater
Sven Christoph Prietz ...
Dirigent (as Sven Prietz)
Boris Schumm ...
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Daniel Bucher ...
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An adaptation of Kafka's "A Country's Doctor". Dr. Anton is called to a little boy for whom he must make out a death certificate. Happy to escape the patients in his practice, he is taken to a mansion. There he meets the bizarre family of his patient: the importunate sister trying to distract him from his work by whiskey and music, the ignorant mother, the senile grandfather laughing in his wheelchair, and finally the little boy who seems neither dead nor ill. Angry, the doctor is about to leave the mansion, when he suddenly discovers a festering wound. Written by Tobias Frühmorgen

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Human Body  »

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30 June 2015 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

This is "Human Body", a German 17-minute short film from slightly over 10 years ago. The writer and director is Tobias Frühmorgen and he worked on a couple short films between 2000 and 2008. However, since then he has not come up with anything new, so he may have given up on filmmaking. But he is still young, so who knows. When he directed "Human Body", this film here, he was not even 30. The main character is a doctor, who seems to have severe struggles himself. Maybe this is what this film should have entirely focused on instead of his patients. They could have kept it at 10 minutes, but it may have been a more focused movie this way. The story about the little boy or the patient early on, were not too memorable. Very early on, we see the doctor looking at a glass window at his patients in a way as if they were lab rats. Well.. he certainly does not have the last laugh at the end. All in all, it's nod a bad film by any means, but it's also not as good as I hoped it would be looking at the rating here, even if the lead actor does a solid job. Not recommended and it isn't doing Kafka's work justice I have to say.


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