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1 h 34 min199113+
Kafka works during the day at an insurance company, where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.
Steven Soderbergh
Jeremy IronsTheresa RussellJoel Grey
Science FictionSuspenseDrama
English [CC]
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Ian HolmJeroen KrabbéArmin Mueller-Stahl
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4.1 out of 5 stars

42 global ratings

  1. 59% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 16% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 9% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 10% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 5% of reviews have 1 stars
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SpyglassReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 May 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Content Not what I expected.
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Quality good. Content not what I expected.
Andrew HammondReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 April 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Hidden gem would recommend.
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an interesting film that is pure kafka all paranoia and self loathing Jeremy Irons is great reminded me of Terry Gilliam film directed by Steven Soderbergh. I enjoyed it.
3 people found this helpful
bettyparryReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 March 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
A 10 year old child would understand this.
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No comprends pas. It is in French without subtitles. Help
2 people found this helpful
Jan Erik Ragnar LundiusReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 June 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
Did nor arrive at destination, though I was told ...
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Did nor arrive at destination, though I was told so after a while and was reimbursed.

Contenwise a three star
One person found this helpful
C K Dexter HavenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 November 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Such a lot of talent. Such great potential. Such a moronic script. How sad.
This film has excellent cinematography. It has wonderfully moody sets. It has Prague. It even has Sir Alec Guinness! It could have been a bull's eye hit. But it fails because of the bad script. It is one of those films that makes you really disappointed because it gives you a strong anticipation of something special at the outset, but the script leads you off into something totally different (also Barton Fink comes to mind, as well as the utterly stupid League of Extraordinary Gentlemen). Such a squandered opportunity.
2 people found this helpful
Sam FerdinandReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2012
1.0 out of 5 stars
Don't just buy ANY version of this
NOTE: This review applies ONLY to said version. And it is NOT about its relations to Franz Kafka nor Jeremy Irons. Personally I bought it because it is directed by Soderbergh (and I think most movies look better in monochrome).

As I do not want anyone else to be mislead as I was, I hereby give a profound warning:
This was the only copy I could get my hands on, and I've been looking forward to watch this for years. This was not any ordinary plastic DVD case I got either, it was a costly cardboard slipcase with a foldable tray inside - it even included a colour image spread across the whole inside of it. Very nice indeed, and this made me say to myself: «Quality!»
And now for the part that makes my intestines wrench and brain reach the point of meltdown! You wanna have a guess? You probably guessed right. GOOD OL' RETRO LETTERBOX! Excactly! Inside this lovely wrapping there is to be found nothing else but a widescreen image shrunk to 4:3 format (please correct me if I'm not using the terms right). And in addition, the video is more pixellated than what I normally experience. To be honest, I had to turn it off as it simply ruined the pleasure of watching the film. (As a comment and suggestion I advise all of you to look for Blu-ray version of any movie you're thinking of buying - ESPECIALLY movies older than ten years - as it will serve as a seal of quality, so to say. At least then you know what you will get).

To summarise: look for another release of this picture. I know there is at least one other beside this (perhaps available from one of the biggest second-hand online stores?)

- Thank you for reading!
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