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Das Schloß (1997)

When a land surveyor arrives at a small snowy village, local authorities refuse to allow him to advance to the nearby castle. Increasingly complicated bureaucratic obstacles arise.

Director:

Michael Haneke

Writers:

Franz Kafka (novel), Michael Haneke (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Mühe ... K.
Susanne Lothar ... Frieda
Frank Giering ... Artur
Felix Eitner Felix Eitner ... Jeremias
Nikolaus Paryla Nikolaus Paryla ... Vorsteher
André Eisermann ... Barnabas
Dörte Lyssewski Dörte Lyssewski ... Olga
Inga Busch Inga Busch ... Amalia
Norbert Schwientek Norbert Schwientek ... Bürgel
Hans Diehl Hans Diehl ... Erlanger
Birgit Linauer Birgit Linauer ... Pepi
Branko Samarovski Branko Samarovski ... Herrenhofwirt
Ortrud Beginnen Ortrud Beginnen ... Brückenwirtin
Otto Grünmandl Otto Grünmandl ... Brückenwirt
Johannes Silberschneider ... Lehrer
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When a land surveyor arrives at a small snowy village, local authorities refuse to allow him to advance to the nearby castle. Increasingly complicated bureaucratic obstacles arise.

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Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Castelo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Based on Franz Kafka's novel "The Castle". See more »

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Version of Linna (1986) See more »

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Extremely Unusual
12 February 1999 | by michaelfSee all my reviews

This is an extremely unusual adaptation of an unfinished novel. The breaks in Kafka's manuscript are actually left in the movie. This is surrealism to the max!


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