Rabbitscooter t1_iuh40wg wrote

>Kafka's The Trial

Totally. Very Kafka-esque. There's actually a line in the film, "I'll take your money 'cause I want you to feel you haven't left anything untried" that is almost a direct quote from the Kafka story, "Before the Law" in which a gatekeeper character says: “I am taking this only so that you do not think you have failed to do anything.” But I think the other references are also there, Wizard of Oz, and the descent into the Underworld. It's great mixup of classic and modern journey myths, which is why it feels, to me anyway, timeless.


Rabbitscooter t1_iufjh9h wrote


I definitely didn't make the video. Not that clever. It's the work of a YouTube film channel called Film Formula. Unfortunately, she hasn't been posting in a few years, which is a shame. Her videos are excellent.