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: 110 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (sub:8)
 Excellent: 21 votes (sub:20, others:1
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 Very good: 19 votes (sub:15, ?:1, others:3
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 Good: 20 votes (sub:17, dub:1, others:2
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 Decent: 18 votes (sub:17, others:1
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 So-so: 6 votes (sub:5, others:1
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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
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 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 158 users, rank: #3227 (of 6617)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.782 (Good−), std. dev.: 2.2938, rank: #3089 (of 6615)
Weighted mean: 6.767 (Good−), rank: #3059 (of 6615) (seen all: 6.77)
Bayesian estimate: 6.846 (Good), rank: #2639 (of 4992)
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 $19.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Koji Yamamura
Script: Koji Yamamura
Storyboard: Koji Yamamura
Original creator: Franz Kafka ("Ein Landarzt")
Character Design: Koji Yamamura
Art Director: Koji Yamamura
Executive producer: Teruki Matsumoto
Background Art: Koji Yamamura
Camera: Koji Yamamura
Character Animation: Koji Yamamura
Chorus Conductor: Hide Teshima
Chorus Coordinator: Hiroshi Yamada
Chorus Instructor:
Akiko Teshima
Natsuko Kurihara
Dolby Film Consultant:
Mikio Mori
Tsutomu Kawahigashi
Editing: Koji Yamamura
HD Editing: Jun'ichi Masunaga
HD Realtime Recording:
Nozomi Takeuchi
Tomoyasu Inayaki
Lab Coordinator: Yuko Shimura
Lab Manager: So Otsuka
Music Manager: Haruko Miyake
Music Performer:
Hiromi Nishida (Violin)
Wakana Ichihashi (Ondes Martenot)
Music Recording Engineer:
Suminobu Hama
Tomotaka Saka
Optical Recording: Futoshi Ueda
Recording engineer:
Hajime Takagi
Keiichiro Morimoto
Sound Design: Koji Kasamatsu
Sound Effects: Yoshiki Matsunaga
Special Thanks To:
Ichiro Seki
Maya Naito
Technical Coordinator: Mitsuhiro Takano
Doji Shigeyama as Doctor's Voice 2
Sensaku Shigeyama as Country Doctor
Shigeru Shigeyama as Doctor's Voice 1

Fumi Teranishi as Sister
Hitomi Kanehara as Rosa
Koji Yamamura as Father
Mariko Seto as Mother

Shime Shigeyama as Packhorse Driver
Japanese companies
Distributor: Shochiku
Dolby Film Consultant: Continental Far East Inc.
Music Production: Manual of Errors
Music Recording: Wonder Station
English staff
English companies
(none)
Distributor: KimStim
English cast
(none)

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