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Kafuka: Inaka isha (2007)

Surreal events occur when a hapless country doctor visits an ill boy one cold night.

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(as Kôji Yamamura)

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(short story "Ein Landarzt"), (screenplay) (as Kôji Yamamura)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sensaku Shigeyama ...
Doctor (voice)
Shigeru Shigeyama ...
Doctor's Voice 1 (voice)
Doji Shigeyama ...
Doctor's Voice 2 (voice)
Shime Shigeyama ...
Hitomi Kanehara ...
Rosa (voice)
Ippei Shigeyama ...
Boy (voice)
Koji Yamamura ...
Father (voice)
Marika Seto ...
Mother (voice)
Fumi Teranishi ...
Sister (voice)
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In the dead of night, an ageing doctor nearly at the end of his life is summoned to attend a young boy on his deathbed. However, his horse has died in the freezing night and having no other means of transportation, the worried physician accepts an offer from a mysterious man he finds on his doorstep. Will the doctor make it in time, moreover, save the boy's life? Written by Nick Riganas

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17 November 2007 (Japan)  »

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Franz Kafka - Ein Landarzt  »

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Horror on Drugs, deep intelligent depressing horror on drugs
9 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

I have not read the book by Franz Kafka but it can't be better or creepier than this drawn short-movie.

It's about an ill child and a doctor who should help the child... I can't say more.

The drawings are awesome, confusing, creepy and someway disgusting but in a way that it's still some kind of art.

The music absolutely fits, same for the voices. The whole atmosphere this short flick raises up so fast is incredible, I would really like to see more stuff like this. The only things I could compare it with are the flash animated cartoons by David Firth.

Just watch it, it's sick and dark but also beautiful in it's way.


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