Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor (movie)

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©2007 Koji Yamamura / Yamamura Animation, Inc. / Shochiku Co., Ltd.


Alternative title:
Ein Landarzt (German)
Kafka Inaka Isha (Japanese)
カフカ 田舎医者 (Japanese)
Genres: psychological
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: A hapless country doctor describes with breathless urgency a night-time summons to attend a young patient. Events soon take on a surreal aspect as "unearthly horses" transport him instantaneously to the bedside. The doctor, preoccupied with personal distractions and grievances against those he is employed to care for, fails to find what is revealed to be a vile, fatal wound. He is humiliated by the villagers, who are "always expecting the impossible from the doctor," and doomed to an endless return trip, losing everything.
User Ratings: 106 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (sub:8)
 Excellent: 17 votes (sub:16, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Very good: 20 votes (sub:15, ?:1, others:4
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Turkish Sub subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
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 Good: 19 votes (sub:16, dub:1, others:2
1 Italian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Decent: 18 votes (sub:17, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
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 So-so: 6 votes (sub:5, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Weak: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Bad: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Awful: 1 vote (others:1
1 German subtitled
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 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 153 users, rank: #2985 (of 6019)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.707 (Good−), std. dev.: 2.2983, rank: #3017 (of 6013)
Weighted mean: 6.710 (Good−), rank: #2930 (of 6013) (seen all: 6.71)
Bayesian estimate: 6.800 (Good−), rank: #2499 (of 4526)
Running time: 21 minutes
Vintage: 2007
Premiere date:
2007-11-17 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 1
Comment:
Based on famed Jewish-Czech writer Franz Kafka's short prose of the same name from 1919.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor & Other Fantastic Films by Koji Yamamura (Sub.DVD) 2010-12-07 (from $16.48)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Koji Yamamura
Script: Koji Yamamura
Storyboard: Koji Yamamura
Original creator: Franz Kafka ("Ein Landarzt")

Camera: Koji Yamamura
Editing: Koji Yamamura
Sensaku Shigeyama as Country Doctor

Hitomi Kanehara as Rosa
Japanese companies
Production: Shochiku Co., Ltd.
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