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      1984 2h 7m Drama List
      Reviews 60% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A young man (Christian Heinisch), recently arrived in New York from Europe, becomes swept up in a series of events that are beyond his knowledge or control. Read More Read Less

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      Gilbert Adair Sight & Sound Straub and Huillet have filmed Kafka in unslavishly faithful fashion, with a serenity strangely belying the venerable controversy which still cramps the cinematic adaptation of classic texts. Aug 1, 2015 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Though, at times, seemingly absurd and lacking Kafka's philosophical punch, the prickly dramatization is inexplicably mesmerizing. Rated: A- Jun 12, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This has to be one of the most weird films I've ever seen! Based on Franz Kafka's unfinished novel Amerika... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A really interesting film based upon Kafka's Amerika. The film is defintely charming, in a way, mostly due to it's extremely small scale (it almost seems as if it could have been made by someone I know). I did find parts of it to be quite tedious, but the overall sense of helplessness and dread is what saves the movie from failure. As far as Kafka adaptations go, I prefer Welles' The Trial, but this is still quite an interesting experiment (adapting a novel about America by someone who had never visited, shot in Germany in German as a substitute for the real America). Fascinating, but I wasn't fully won over. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A young man (Christian Heinisch), recently arrived in New York from Europe, becomes swept up in a series of events that are beyond his knowledge or control.
      Director
      Daniele Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
      Screenwriter
      Daniele Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      German
      Runtime
      2h 7m