Production : Lenfilm, DVAPEIKA”, ROSKOMKINO, “Orient-express” (France)
Release date in Russia : 27/04/1994
Awards : Prix du jury des ciné-clubs, Sotchi, 1994
Pix Nika du meilleur décor, 1994
Prix spécial du Jury du Festival Littérature et cinéma, Gatchina, 1994
Based on Franz Kafka’s novel of the same title.
The hero of the film — the Land Surveyor — has been invited by the Castle to do some work. Coming to the Village he is surprised to find out that no one expects him. He tries to assert his rights but runs into impregnable blank wall of hostile world. Penetration into the Castle becomes the purpose of his life. For the sake of this purpose he betrays the woman he loves, experiences humilations, deceives and loses himself...
The film was awarded the Cinema Club Prize at the KINOTAVR-95 Open Russian Film Festival;the NIKA Prize for the Best Production Designer’s Work went to Vladimir Kartashev (1994); the NIKa Prize for the Best Costume Designer’s Work went to Nadyezhda Vasilyeva (1994).
Source : www.lenfilm.ru