Kafka in Komiks Special Screening: Das Schloss / The Castle

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Kafka in Komiks Special Screening: Das Schloss / The Castle

  • Wed 10 Dec 2014
Imported 2066
Imported 2066

Goethe Institut, London

50 Princes Gate, Exhibition RoadLondon SW7 2PH

UK

T 020 7596 4000

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke’s version of Franz Kafka’s famous unfinished novel is an ingenious, perversely faithful interpretation of the work. ‘Kafkaesque’ has come to mean the individual’s helplessness in the face of an incompetent or malign state apparatus which Haneke brilliantly exploits in his interpretation of the novel for which he has assembled a brilliant cast including the late Ulrich Mühe (The Lives of Others) and the late Susanne Lothar.

This rarely seen made- for-TV adaptation highlights how much Haneke has been influenced by the master of alienation.

Austria 1994, 123 mins. German with English subtitles. Directed by Michael Haneke.