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The Metamorphosis of Mr. Samsa (1978)

A traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes up to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature.

Director:

Caroline Leaf

Writers:

Franz Kafka (story), Caroline Leaf
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A traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes up to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature.

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Genres:

Animation | Short

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Country:

USA | Canada

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Release Date:

June 1978 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

I metamorfosi tou kyriou Samsa See more »

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Incredible Animation but Fails to Really Capture the Mind of the Character
24 April 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

What a jolt it was to begin a college literature program and be introduced to 20th century European literature, specifically Franz Kafka. I read everything by him and was left confused at every turn. This short story is remarkable, but the film can't capture the psychologically being that it portrays. Still, it does have a haunting, edgy quality to it.


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