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Original title
Klassenverhältnisse - Amerika, rapports de classe
Running time
126 min.
Germany - West Germany (FRG) Germany - West Germany (FRG)
Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub (Novel: Franz Kafka)
Caroline Champetier, William Lubtchansky, Christophe Pollock (B&W)
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Co-production Germany - West Germany (FRG)-Germany-France; Janus Film und Fernsehen / Hessischer Rundfunk / NEF Diffusion / Bundesministerium des Inneren / Filmförderungsanstalt / Filmförderung Hamburg
Movie Groups
Franz Kafka Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
Based on Franz Kafka’s unfinished first novel, AMERIKA, the story follows the bizarre wanderings of 17-year-old Karl Rossmann, a serious-minded German bourgeois, sent to America by his parents to avoid a family scandal. Already the victim of the authority of his parents and their notions of social propriety, Karl, with limited experience and an inconsequential résumé, has all sorts of class-based encounters in the allegedly classless society in the new land.
1984: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection. Honourable Mention
1985: Istanbul International Film Festival: Prize of the Jury
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