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Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (1993)

While trying to decide what Gregor Samsa wakes up as, Kafka's constantly being interrupted by knife-selling strangers, party noise, girls, fancy dress costumes, and other strange, dreamlike... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Capaldi

Writer:

Peter Capaldi
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard E. Grant ... Franz Kafka
Crispin Letts ... Gregor Samsa
Ken Stott ... Woland the Knifeman
Elaine Collins Elaine Collins ... Miss Cicely
Phyllis Logan ... Frau Bunofsky
Julie Cox ... Party Girl
Jessie Doyle Jessie Doyle ... Party Girl
Sammy Sheldon Sammy Sheldon ... Party Girl (as Samantha Howarth)
Justine Luxton Justine Luxton ... Party Girl
Laura Reiss Laura Reiss ... Party Girl
Thea Tait Thea Tait ... Party Girl
Lucy Woodhouse Lucy Woodhouse ... Party Girl
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Storyline

While trying to decide what Gregor Samsa wakes up as, Kafka's constantly being interrupted by knife-selling strangers, party noise, girls, fancy dress costumes, and other strange, dreamlike visions. Written by Kathy Li

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo
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Trivia

Elaine Collins (Miss Cicely) is the wife of writer and director Peter Capaldi. See more »

Quotes

Franz Kafka: He gave me inspiration and I gave him death.
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Connections

References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Mystery of Life
Written by Victor Herbert
Arranged by Philip Appleby
Performed by Crispin Letts
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Brilliant
10 February 2002 | by medrjelSee all my reviews

When I saw this, I was intrigued. I was pleasantly suprised at it's dark, yet light style of wit. It will make you tense, then you will laugh.

To describe it is really to give a lot away. Just check it out if you get a chance.


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