Screening on Film
Directed by Jaromil Jires.
With Maximilian Schell, Christopher Chaplin, Vlastimil Brodsky.
Czechoslovakia, 1991, 35mm, color, 90 min.
German with English subtitles.

Labyrinth is an intellectually bracing investigation of the connection between the fictional world of Franz Kafka and the historical persecution of the Jews that culminated in the Holocaust. Framing his intense drama with recitations of the human rights denied to Jews under the Third Reich, veteran Czech director Jires creates his alter ego in Maximilian Schell, who plays a director taking up residence in Prague to prepare a film about Kafka. Christopher Chaplin, son of Charlie Chaplin, plays Kafka.

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