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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Marc St-Cyr (Death cinéphilia)'s rating of the film Schakale und Araber

    Une manière idiosyncratique d'utiliser un texte controversé de Kafka à travers les dispositifs cinématographiques (sons, images, montage, peintures, théâtre, poésie...) (Je ne connaissais pas le texte avant d'avoir vu ce court métrage, lol). I still scratching my head on this one, and the peace between the « three great nations » remains ongoing, because of our misunderstanding of each other.

  2. InsertOzuReferencehere's rating of the film Schakale und Araber

    I've seen this film twice, once before I read Franz Kafka's story and once after. The first time I saw it as a mediocre take on a parable and remained fascinated only by Straub's techniques (best use of sound in film today). However after I read Kafta's short story I realised it is actually a beautiful cinematic evaluation of it. But I'm not sure having to read a book to fully appreciate a film is a good thing.