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6 Episodes

Watch the Complete Series Now Exclusively on ChaiFlicks! | It’s been 100 years since the death of legendary author Franz Kafka (July 3, 1883—June 3, 1924), and the time has come for an entertaining and humorous approach to his life and character.

ChaiFlicks is proud to present KAFKA, a six-episode limited series dramatizing the short life of Franz Kafka, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the death of the iconic author whose best known works, "The Metamorphosis”, "The Trial” and "The Castle", have had an everlasting impact on world literature. Seamlessly weaving personal key details of the writer’s life and relationships with bold visual renderings of his creative imagination, KAFKA was co-written by best-selling author Daniel Kehlman ("Measuring the World") and David Schalko, with Schalko directing all six episodes. Reiner Stach, author of the definitive Kafka biography, consulted on the series.

“This is the best dramatization of the life of the great Kafka that it’s possible to imagine, perfectly cast, stunningly acted, and weaving the work into the life with extraordinary skill. It does a great service to one of the true giants of 20th century literature.“ - Salman Rushdie

“Kafka is simply brilliant. Finely dramatized elements of Franz Kafka’s writing are fused with the author’s own profound insight into this tortured genius. What results is a drama of enormous emotional and intellectual power. The writing flows like honey. Gorgeous, mesmeriszng scenes throughout and, at the end, a heart-rending theatrical climax which leaves the viewer deeply moved by the strange and beautiful echoes of Kehlmann and Schalko’s triumphant collaboration.” - Ian McEwan

Starring Joel Basman, David Kross, Nicholas Ofczarek, Marie-Lou Sellem, Maresi Riegner, Liv Lisa Fries, Tamara Romera Ginés, Robert Stadlober, Tobias Bamborschke, and Christian Friedel
Directed by David Schalko
Co-written by Daniel Kehlman and David Schalko
Based on the biography “Kafka" by Reiner Stach
Germany / Austria, 2024
Series, Drama, History, Romance, Arts & Culture
German (with English subtitles)
6 Episodes x 45 Minutes