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The Trial (1993)

Joseph K. awakens one morning, to find two strange men in his room, telling him he has been arrested. Joseph is not told, with what he is charged, and despite being "arrested", is allowed ... See full summary »

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David Hugh Jones (as David Jones)

Writers:

Franz Kafka (novel), Harold Pinter (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Josef K.
Anthony Hopkins ... The Priest
Jason Robards ... Doctor Huld
Juliet Stevenson ... Fräulein Burstner
Polly Walker ... Leni
Alfred Molina ... Titorelli
David Thewlis ... Franz
Michael Kitchen ... Block
Tony Haygarth ... Willem
Douglas Hodge ... Inspector
Jirí Schwarz Jirí Schwarz ... Babensteiner
David Schneider ... Kullich
Ondrej Vetchý ... Kaminer
Valérie Kaplanová ... Old Woman
Jirí Ded Jirí Ded ... Old Man
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Joseph K. awakens one morning, to find two strange men in his room, telling him he has been arrested. Joseph is not told, with what he is charged, and despite being "arrested", is allowed to remain free and go to work. But, despite the strange nature of his arrest, Joseph soon learns that his trial, however odd, is very real, and tries desperately to spare himself from the court's judgement. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sex-related material | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1994 (USA) See more »

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Proces See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Karel Reisz was asked to direct this film. See more »

Quotes

Franz: You'll never see your underwear again.
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Brilliant rendition
22 September 2010 | by mrdadelusSee all my reviews

Terrific version of this story - moves more smoothly and lacks some of the dream like Brectian look of Welles version. Still, McLaughlin is excellent as a confident, terrified and confused man who's life is inexplicably changed when he his charged in an unknown place, for an unknown crime. Hopkins and Robards as the Priest and legal counsel are in excellent form. Set during the time period when Kafka was alive to give the film a sense of place, I strongly recommend this version of the story for someone who wants a little more scenery and a sense that Josef lives somewhere instead of just in some strange version of a modern town.


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