The Trial

1993, Movie, NR, 118 mins

This second film adaptation of Franz Kafka's 1925 novel (Orson Welles' version had appeared more than 30 years previously) emphasizes the themes of generational conflict and sexual guilt, with a touch of Central European posturing thrown in for good measure.

Prague, 1912. A week after being mysteriously arrested and then released by two policemen, bank clerk Josef K (Kyle MacLachlan) is summoned to a court hearing where, unable to make sense of what is happening, he berates the Examining Magistrate (Trevor Peacock) and the legal system. When Josef returns a week later, the court is not in session, but he does encounter the wife (Catherine Neilson) of the court...

Released: 1993 Rated: NR Length: 118 mins

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