Kafka (1991)

France, USA, 1991
98m
35mm film, black and white, colour, 1.66:1
Dolby SR, English

A French/American fantasy film directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Plot Summary

Insurance agent Kafka finds himself involved with an underground political group responsible for several bombings. They believe that there is a secret society running the world and Kafka must find a way to stop them.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Copyright Pricel S.A.
Baltimore Pictures, Pricel, Renn Productions
Executive Producers: Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson, Paul Rassam
Producers: Harry Benn, Stuart Cornfeld
Written by: Lem Dobbs
Director of Photography: Walt Lloyd
Editor: Steven Soderbergh
Music by: Cliff Martinez
Production Sound Mixer: Paul Ledford
Costume Designer: Michael Jeffery
Key Make-up: Allen Weisinger
Key Hair: Paula Gillespie
Special Effects Supervisor: Ian Wingrove
Production Designer: Gavin Bocquet

Cast
Jeremy Irons (Kafka)
Theresa Russell (Gabriela)
Joel Grey (Burgel)
Ian Holm (Doctor Murnau)
Jeroen Krabbé (Bizzlebek)
Armin Mueller-Stahl (Grubach)
Alec Guinness (the chief clerk)
Brian Glover (castle henchman)
Keith Allen (Assistant Ludwig)
Simon McBurney (Assistant Oscar)
Robert Flemyng (the keeper of the files)
Matyelok Gibbs (concierge)
Ion Caramitru (solemn anarchist)
Hilde Van Mieghem (female anarchist)
Jan Nemejovsky (mustachioed anarchist)
Toon Agterberg (youthful anarchist)
Maria Miles (Anna)
Vladimir Gut (Edward)
Emil Wolk (man under microscope)
Josef Abrahám, Guy Fithen, Zuzana Halustokova, Ondrej Havelka, Lenka Korínková, Petr Lepsa, Leon Silver, Debora Weston (friends of Kafka)

Alternative Titles

Delitti e segreti – Italian title
Kafka, la verdad oculta – Spanish title

References

Periodicals

  • Strange Adventures no.54 (vol.5 no.6 June 1994) p.13 – illustrated review (by Steve Hampton)