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Kafka Inaka Isha
Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

The surreal experience of a country doctor's night visit to a patient, where, due to personal preoccupations, he fails to locate a fatal wound, resulting in humiliation from the villagers

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Kafka Inaka Isha

    Directed by: Koji YAMAMURA

    Born in Japan in 1964, Koji Yamamura graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in 1987 and founded Yamamura Animation, Inc. in 1993. His 2002 short "Mt. Head" was nominated for an Oscar and scored 6 Grand Prix at festivals, including Annecy, Zagreb and Hiroshima. In 2007, his film "Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor" won the Grand Prix in Ottawa. He has also illustrated several children's books, is a sub-chairman for the Japan Animation Association and teaches at Tokyo University of the Arts.

    Country: Japan

    Year of production: 2007

    Running time: 21 min

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: drawing on paper, 2D computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Young adults, Adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Koji YAMAMURA

    Production: SHOCHIKU CO., LTD., Mariko SETO, Fumi TERANISHI

    Distribution: SHOCHIKU CO., LTD.

    Based on: "Ein Landartz", Franz Kafka

    Script: Koji Yamamura

    Storyboard: Koji Yamamura

    Sets: Koji Yamamura

    Camera: Koji Yamamura

    Music: Hitomi Shimizu

    Sound: Hajime Takagi, Keiichiro Morimato

    Editing: Koji Yamamura