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8 Ratings


Directed by Ottomar Domnick
West Germany, 1957
Drama, Avant-Garde


Kafka in the post-war economic miracle country with disabled actor Robert Graf incarnating the signs of the time: playing an average citizen getting into an existential crisis, including persecution mania.

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Jonas Directed by Ottomar Domnick

Awards & Festivals

German Film Awards

1957 | 2 wins including: Best Cinematography (Silver)

1957 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Gold)

What are people saying?

  • José Neves's rating of the film Jonas

    In 74, Queysanne from Perec's "Un Homme qui Dort", would make a variation of this remarkable film, absolutely precursor of many experiences that would be done in cinema. Variabilities of a mind's inconstancy, catastrophic and ironic demiurgic voices off, a mental city, cryptic spaces, surrounding characters that may be unrealistic emanations. Perhaps little accomplice with the spectator, but with a pleasing text.

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