- Aug 30, 2003Hello,
I just joined this group and would like to share my favourite
kafkaesque movies with you:
"The Trial", a B&W wonder from the fifties or so, directed by Mr
Orson Wells, and starred by Anthony Perkins.
"The Audience", a funny Italian movie from the sixties/seventies
about an Italian country side man who goes to the Vatican with the
only purpose of having a meeting with the Pope to discuss an
important matter. He waits for days at the door of the Pope´s
office, days that become weeks, and weeks that become years. During
this patience exercise he will meet a wonderful woman, will have
children but will continue dedicated to pursue his vital goal.
Probably Italy´s top actor, Vittorio Gassman is the protagonist, his
partner is nice and friendly Monica Vitti.
"Brazil", just the most Kafkaesque of all movies that I have ever
seen. Set in a nightmirish future, Jonathan Price tries to make his
dreams become true in bureaucratic existence. This movie was
directed by Terry Gilliam (Monty Python) in 1982 and has an
"I hired a contract killer", set in London in the 1990´s and
directed by Finnish Aki Kaurismaki, this movie is the funniest of
the Kafkaesque commedies about one of those moments that we all fear
because after them Death can come some other day: Being asked by
your manager to accept early retirement. The movie was shot in Black
and White annd it inspired Cohen Brother´s "The Man Who Wasn´t
"Kafka" is an interesting movie. Jeremy Irons plays Kafka both as
Kafka himself and as the actor of Kafka´s works. The result is just
awesome, in which Kafka´s life is interwoven with bureacracy, fears,
threats and anxiety.
Those above are my favourite movies inspired by our favourite
author. I am sure that the other members of this group will help me
P.S. I just moved to Brussels, and I found by chance a bar
called "Kafka". In case you pass by, it is behind the UGC cinemas at
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