6 x 45 min
Available worldwide except for Germany and the Czech Republic
Joel Basman (“Kursk”, “The King’s Man”)
Nicholas Ofczarek (“Pagan Peak”)
David Kross (“The Reader”, “War Horse”, “The King’s Man”)
Liv Lisa Fries (“Babylon Berlin”)
Franz Kafka, the world’s most widely read German-language author, will have died 100 years ago in June 2024, and the time has come for an entertaining and humorous serial approach to his life and character. No one could be better suited for this undertaking than the internationally renowned, best-selling author Daniel Kehlmann and the exceptional writer-director David Schalko. Reiner Stach, who is widely known as the author of the definitive Kafka biography, will act as adviser for the project. At the mini-series’ heart are Kafka’s remarkable love affairs with Felice Bauer, Milena Jesenska, and Dora Diamant, his difficult relationship with his tyrannical father, and also his close friendship with Max Brod, who would ultimately come to betray his terminally ill friend, yet assured his enduring fame in the process.