Kafka (1991)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi


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Kafka works during the day at an insurance company, where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.

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  • Jeremy Irons and Theresa Russell in Kafka (1991)
  • Jeremy Irons and Theresa Russell in Kafka (1991)
  • Theresa Russell in Kafka (1991)
  • Jeremy Irons and Theresa Russell in Kafka (1991)
  • Jeremy Irons and Theresa Russell in Kafka (1991)
  • Theresa Russell in Kafka (1991)

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Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writer:

Lem Dobbs

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13 May 2007 | siderite
8
| Great movie, hard to get
This film is a tribute to Franz Kafka, with a plot inspired from his writings. Without reading at least one book by Kafka, the film is totally incomprehensible. A writer that lived at the end of the 18th century and the start of the 19th, he wrote about the depressing world of oppressing capitalism, the same mass oriented philosophy that inspired fascism and communism alike. His books were never happy and their ending was often depressing.

So why should this film be any different? The plot is kind of shifty, but the acting, cinematography, location and music are great. After seeing this film, I can't imagine anybody else but Jeremy Irons in the lead role.

Bottom line: it's about the feeling. The same dark feeling that Kafka expressed through his books is expressed by this movie. The story (a mix of Kafka subjects) is just a pretext. Be warned, though, that it is not an easy movie. It is a noir and heavy film.

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