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photo © Mephisto Film/Egon Werdin

KAFKA‘S THE BURROW is based on the unfinished novel of the same name by Franz Kafka, which has never previously been adapted for film. It tells the story of a man in his prime who, having seemingly achieved everything, has entrenched himself in his burrow, a fortress-like apartment complex. But no matter how hard he tries to ignore it, there it is: the world outside. Surveillance cameras should ensure his safety and security, but the nightmare outside can‘t be stopped: they know he is there, they want him, they want his wealth... and they are on their way.

KAFKA‘S THE BURROW is a film about isolation and dissociation, fear, and loneliness in our time.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2014
Director Jochen Alexander Freydank
Screenplay Jochen Alexander Freydank
Cinematography Egon Werdin
Cast Axel Prahl, Josef Hader, Kristina Klebe, Robert Stadlober, Roeland Wiesnekker, Devid Striesow, Fritz Roth, Erwin Leder
Producer Jochen Alexander Freydank
Production Company Mephisto Film/Berlin
Runtime 110 min
Format DCP, color, 1:2.39
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Busan 2014, Warsaw 2014, Edinburgh 2015
With backing from German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Nordmedia, Saar Medien
German Distributor Neue Visionen Filmverleih

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