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The Castle (1968)

Das Schloß (original title)
A man comes to a small village to begin his new job as an attendant at the nearby castle. But everybody in the village claims that he surely must be mistaken, there is no need for an ... See full summary »

Director:

Rudolf Noelte

Writers:

Franz Kafka (novel), Rudolf Noelte | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maximilian Schell ... 'K'
Cordula Trantow ... Frieda
Trudik Daniel Trudik Daniel ... Innkeeper's Wife
Friedrich Maurer Friedrich Maurer ... Mayor
Helmut Qualtinger ... Burgel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Else Ehser Else Ehser ... Mizzi
E.O. Fuhrmann E.O. Fuhrmann ... Momus
Karl Hellmer Karl Hellmer ... Schoolmaster
Benno Hoffmann Benno Hoffmann ... Uniformed Man
Iva Janzurová ... Olga
Hanns Ernst Jäger Hanns Ernst Jäger ... Landlord
Georg Lehn Georg Lehn ... Barnabas
Leo Mally Leo Mally ... Gerstäcker
Franz Misar Franz Misar ... Arthur
Johann Misar Johann Misar ... Jeremiah
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Storyline

A man comes to a small village to begin his new job as an attendant at the nearby castle. But everybody in the village claims that he surely must be mistaken, there is no need for an attendant at the castle. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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In Kafka's vision of today, "K" was one man against the Establishment. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

31 August 1971 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Castle See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Alternate Versions

Original release had K die at end, later releases altered this. See more »

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A film that never starts
20 October 2004 | by SystematicerSee all my reviews

It doesn't work. No. It definitely doesn't work as a film. It's pointless. I feel pretty messed around right now. Maximilian Schell did well. But that's it. There were two nice scenes. But that's it.

The film is creating its own reality just to deliver the right message. If you want to tell a story that delivers these messages it tries to deliver...then tell a better one!

The film is quite terrible. It never really starts and it's over before it comes to any relevant point. I didn't like it. Just watch it if you're really into Franz Kafka's story.

3/10 because it tries to deliver a great message but fails miserably.


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