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Menschenkörper (2004)

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An adaptation of Kafka's "A Country's Doctor". Dr. Anton is called to a little boy for whom he must make out a death certificate. Happy to escape the patients in his practice, he is taken ... See full summary »

Director:

Tobias Frühmorgen

Writers:

Franz Kafka (short story "Ein Landarzt"), Tobias Frühmorgen
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Cast overview:
Ingo Hülsmann Ingo Hülsmann ... Dr. Anton
Christina Geiersberg Christina Geiersberg ... Schwester
Adrian Ziegert Adrian Ziegert ... Kleiner Junge
Wilhelmine Horschig Wilhelmine Horschig ... Sprechstundenhilfe
Cordula Zeller Cordula Zeller ... Frau Brieter
Gundi Anna Schick Gundi Anna Schick ... Mutter
Horst Grützner Horst Grützner ... Grossvater
Sven Christoph Prietz Sven Christoph Prietz ... Dirigent (as Sven Prietz)
Boris Schumm Boris Schumm ... Chauffeur
Daniel Bucher Daniel Bucher ... Mann mit Trillerpfeife
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An adaptation of Kafka's "A Country's Doctor". Dr. Anton is called to a little boy for whom he must make out a death certificate. Happy to escape the patients in his practice, he is taken to a mansion. There he meets the bizarre family of his patient: the importunate sister trying to distract him from his work by whiskey and music, the ignorant mother, the senile grandfather laughing in his wheelchair, and finally the little boy who seems neither dead nor ill. Angry, the doctor is about to leave the mansion, when he suddenly discovers a festering wound. Written by Tobias Frühmorgen

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

3 June 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Human Body See more »

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Menschen Produktion See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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decent
23 September 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A Kafka adaptation. Interesting for atmosphere. And for the performance of lead actor. The weakness - the feeling to see an improvisation. Noble as purpose but not convincing. Because something missing. Short, a decent film about a doctor and his demons, appearences and nice crumbs from Fellini universe.


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