Das Schloss / The Castle

my own private cinema

20.06.2011 19:00

Film evening associated with the exhibition Measuring the World. Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces in Art, presented by Dr. Johann Tomaschek, Admont Abbey Library


The film adaption of Kafka’s unfinished novel The Castle was directed by distinguished theatre director Rudolf Noelte in 1968. It is the story of land surveyor K. (Maximilian Schell), who arrives in a village to work for a mysterious administration that runs a castle. However, he is not admitted there, nor is he accepted by the dull locals, whose indignities he puts up with. The film depicts a grotesque bureaucracy (with Helmut Qualtinger as the Official), which seems inaccessible to the enfeebled, resigned protagonists. Or is K. incapable of seizing moments of salvation?


‘The psychogram of a longing – but whether for redemption or a beer is still open.’ (M. Schell)


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