Kafka Fans Unite And Take Over

Sing the subject line to the tune of The Smiths song “Shoplifters of the World Unite” and then read on. Or, if you are unfamiliar with the song go at once to the bottom of this post and start the youtube video. Do it. Now.

Moving on.

If you are a fan of existentialism in all of its gray-toned, rainy day, I am suffering through this mortality with a joyless soul forms, then you should check out “Brysomme mannen, Den” or as it is known by its English title, “The Bothersome Man”. It’s obviously a foreign film, but if you are into existentialism then you’ll likely have no problem with that, in fact, you’ll probably watch it just so you can brag to your hipster buddies that you are more bla·sé than they. This film is pretty much what I would make if I were to tackle the theme. The cast does a great job, the sets are efficient and the story moves along unveiling a world that attempts to satiate the central character, Andreas, with every worldly happiness it can. Undaunted, the inner-EEyore must come out and our man is just not satisfied. Will nothing cure his empty, wretched soul?

And now it’s time for The Smiths

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One response to “Kafka Fans Unite And Take Over

  1. miruactress

    This is such a good Norweigan film. This is one of the best existential films. When I took my existentialism class back in the day we likewise watched The Seventh Seal, Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Those too provide the most insightful details into the existence of human beings and their travails.

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