A Country Doctor (film)

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A Country Doctor
Directed by Kōji Yamamura
Written by Kōji Yamamura
Starring Sensaku Shigeyama
Music by Hitomi Shimizu
Cinematography Kōji Yamamura
Edited by Kōji Yamamura
Distributed by Shōchiku
Release date
Running time
21 minutes[1]
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor (カフカ 田舎医者, Kafuka: Inaka Isha?, German: Franz Kafka – Ein Landarzt) is a 2007 anime short film by Kōji Yamamura.[2]

The film is a direct interpretation of Franz Kafka's short story "A Country Doctor",[3] voiced by kyōgen actors of the Shigeyama house.

The film has won several awards, including the 2008 Ōfuji Noburō Award from the Mainichi Film Concours and the 2007 Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.[4] It was also included in the Animation Show of Shows in 2008.


  1. ^ Franz Kafka A Country Doctor Archived February 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor". Newtype USA. 7 (2). February 2008. p. 15. ISSN 1541-4817. 
  3. ^ "Shochiku Co.,Ltd". Shochikufilms.com. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  4. ^ "'A Country Doctor' Wins Ottawa Animation Fest's Prize". Anime News Network. September 24, 2007. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 

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