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A Fraticide

UK, 1981 (MIFF 1982)

Director: Decors Puppets Bros, Qauij

Kafka's harsh, cold, pathetic narrative Ein Brudermord (A Fraticide, 1917) rendered as a "melodrama for marionettes" in which the assassin and the assassinated are viewed entomologically as two insects.

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