The Castle (1968 film)

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The Castle
Directed by Rudolf Noelte
Produced by Rudolf Noelte
Maximilian Schell
Written by Franz Kafka
Rudolf Noelte
Maximilian Schell
Starring Maximilian Schell
Cinematography Wolfgang Treu
Edited by Dagmar Hirtz
Release date
  • 1968 (1968)
Running time
88 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

The Castle (German: Das Schloß) is a 1968 West German film directed by Rudolf Noelte and starring Maximilian Schell, Cordula Trantow, Trudik Daniel and Helmut Qualtinger. It is based on the 1926 eponymous novel by Franz Kafka. The film won two German Film Awards. It was chosen as West Germany's official submission to the 44th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not manage to receive a nomination.[1][2] It was also listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival,[3] but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France.


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  1. ^ H. G. Pflaum. "On the history of the German candidates for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film". German Films. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Castle". Retrieved 2009-04-04. 

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