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Das Schloß
Directed byMichael Haneke
Written byMichael Haneke
Franz Kafka (novel)
Based onDas Schloss by Franz Kafka
Produced byVeit Heiduschka
Christina Undritz
StarringUlrich Mühe
Susanne Lothar
CinematographyJirí Stibr
Edited byAndreas Prochaska
Release date
February 1997 (Berlin International Film Festival)
October 1998 (USA)
Running time
123 minutes

The Castle (German: Das Schloß) is a 1997 film by Austrian director Michael Haneke. It is an adaptation of Franz Kafka's absurdist 1926 novel released theatrically in Germany, The Czech Republic, Japan, Canada, and the USA and on television in Austria.


When land surveyor K. (Ulrich Mühe) arrives at a small village that houses a castle, local authorities refuse to allow him to enter. As he tries to convince the officials that they sent for him, they clamp down with increasingly complicated bureaucratic obstacles.


Das Schloß was filmed in Styria.[1]


The film premiered at the 47th Berlin International Film Festival in February 1997.[2]


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  2. ^ "Das Schloß |".

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