Awarded a timely DVD release ahead of next week’s cinematic launch of Palme d’Or winner Amour (2012), Michael Haneke’s little-seen 1997 TV film The Castle (Das Schloß) – a masterful adaptation of Kafka’s seminal work – has been eagerly anticipated by fans of the austere Austrian auteur as a must-own addition to any collection. To celebrate this momentous rerelease, we’ve kindly been provided with THREE DVD copies of the film to give away to our extremely cineliterate readership, courtesy of UK world cinema distributors Artificial Eye. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
A land surveyor is summoned to a remote village by the local government, known as ‘the Castle’. However, when he arrives, our protagonist is unable to persuade the locals of his legitimacy and finds himself in an absurd spiral of provincial bureaucracy that soon becomes a surreal, all encompassing nightmare. Ulrich Mühe (best known for his lead role in 2006 Oscar-winning German drama The Lives of Others) stars in Michael Haneke’s masterful adaptation of Kafka’s seminal novel. Also featured on the disc is the excellent 24 Realities per Second documentary.
How many times has The Castle director Michael Haneke been awarded the Cannes Film Festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or?
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The Castle is available to own on DVD from Monday 12 November, 2012, courtesy of Artificial Eye.
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