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by Jochen Alexander Freydank


Adapted from Kafka's 1923 short story Der Bau, and using much of the author's original language, this is a film about loneliness, paranoia and abject isolation. A seemingly successful business man moves with his beautiful family into a shiny, new apartment block, but as the building starts to disintegrate around him and the terrifying dangers of the outside world threaten to encroach, it soon becomes clear that with this family, all is not as it first appeared.

international title: Kafka's The Burrow
original title: Der Bau
country: Germany
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Jochen Alexander Freydank
film run: 110'
release date: DE 09/07/2015
screenplay: Jochen Alexander Freydank
cast: Kristina Klebe, Robert Stadlober, Devid Striesow, Erwin Leder, Josef Hader, Roeland Wiesnekker, Axel Prahl
cinematography by: Egon Werdin
film editing: Philipp Schmitt
art director: Tom Hornig
costumes designer: Heike Fademrecht
music: Rainer Oleak
producer: Jochen Alexander Freydank, Christian Bauer
production: Mephisto Film GmbH, Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR)
distributor: Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH

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