Das Schloss

The Castle

Michael Haneke
The attempts of the surveyor K. to get into the castle are as unsuccessful as his attempt to settle into the local village. The harder K. tries, the farther he moves from his goals. The impenetrable and arbitrary castle administration hinders a clarification of his social and existential situation. K. remains what he was on the day of his arrival: a stranger who is barely tolerated.
Technical Data
Running time: 123
Format: 35 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.66
Sound: Marc Parisotto
Language spoken: German
Subtitles: English, French
Production year: 1997
Director(s): Michael Haneke
Writer(s): Michael Haneke (based on the novel by Franz Kafka)
Cinematography: Jiri Stibr
Editing: Andreas Prochaska
Key cast: Ulrich Mühe, Susanne Lothar, André Eisermann, Norbert Schwientek, Inga Busch, Branko Samarovski, Dörte Lyssewski, Nikolaus Paryla
Producer: Veit Heiduschka
Awards (selection): 1998 Special Award (Baden-Baden)
Production company
WEGA Filmproduktion
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1140 Vienna
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