The Resource Franz Kafka's The Castle, by Michael Haneke

Franz Kafka's The Castle, by Michael Haneke

Label
Franz Kafka's The Castle
Title
Franz Kafka's The Castle
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Haneke
Title variation
schloss
Contributor
Director
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Michael Haneke's film of Franz Kafka's The Castle pairs one of the most influential voices in 20th century literature with one of the most visionary filmmakers of the new millennium. Originally broadcast on Austrian television in 1997, Kino offers The Castle on US DVD for the first time. A film as complex, vivid, and "intriguing" (New York Times) as Orson Welles' The Trial, The Castle is both an ingenious, perversely faithful interpretation of the master of alienation's novel, and a worthy companion to The Piano Teacher, Caché and other films from the darkest leading light of contemporary cinema. A land surveyor identified simply as K is summoned to a remote mountain village by the local government, known as (and housed in) "the castle." Unable to convince underlings of the legitimacy of his position, he tries to take his case to castle officials. But the more K struggles to gain entrance, the more obstructive the village's provincial bureaucracy becomes. As the absurdity of K's circumstances and the depth and intricacy of the castle's hold on the villagers grows, Haneke masterfully evokes Kafka's vision of a dystopian society hobbled by paperwork and bled dry by conformism and convolution. Using an expert cast headed by Haneke regulars Ulrich Mühe (The Lives of Others, Funny Games) and Susanne Lothar (The Piano Teacher), and beautifully austere, Rembrandt-like visuals, Haneke transforms Kafka's unfinished novel into a potent, enigmatic, and complete film experience that is truly Kafkaesque
Awards note
  • Nominated 1999 Adolf Grimme Award, Fiction/Entertainment
  • Won 1998 Austrian People's Education TV Award, Best TV Film
  • Won 1998 Baden-Baden TV Film Festival, Special Award
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In German
  • Original language in German
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • (1942), Michael Haneke
  • (1938), Veit Heiduschka
  • (1939), Nikolaus Paryla
  • (1960), Susanne Lothar
  • (1953), Ulrich Muhe
Runtime
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 1990s
  • Buildings
  • Government
  • Castles
Target audience
adult
Label
Franz Kafka's The Castle, by Michael Haneke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (123 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1778652
  • (OCoLC)823748244
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1778652/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000132833
Video recording format
other
Label
Franz Kafka's The Castle, by Michael Haneke
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (123 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1778652
  • (OCoLC)823748244
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1778652/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000132833
Video recording format
other

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