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Zamok (1994)

The story of Kafka's Castle.

Director:

Aleksey Balabanov

Writers:

Aleksey Balabanov, Franz Kafka (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolay Stotskiy ... Land Surveyor
Svetlana Pismichenko Svetlana Pismichenko ... Frida
Anvar Libabov Anvar Libabov ... Helper Arthur
Viktor Sukhorukov ... Helper Jeremiah
Igor Shibanov Igor Shibanov ... Brunswick
Andrey Smirnov ... Teacher
Vladislav Demchenko ... Varnava
Bolot Beyshenaliev ... Village Senior
Svetlana Svirko Svetlana Svirko ... Olga
Olga Antonova ... Tavern Owner
Viktor Mikhaylov ... Tavern Owner
Yury Eller ... Gersteker
Vladimir Kuznetsov Vladimir Kuznetsov ... Hans (as Volodya Kuznetsov)
Konstantin Demidov Konstantin Demidov ... Schwarzer
Richard Bogutskii Richard Bogutskii ... Hotel Owner (as Konstantin Bogutsky)
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The story of Kafka's Castle.

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Country:

Russia | Germany | France

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1994 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Beautifully made interpretation
8 April 1999 | by H5N1See all my reviews

It seems to be rather exact in details interpretation of Kafka, with director's version of the final of the unfinished novel. Beautifully made piece of art. Music is very relevant and overall impression is very vivid irritation by the irregularities of environment and gentleness of the land surveyor. It seems that at the end he is absorbed by the system... but someone else still sees him.


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