A desk, not very far from his own. But empty. The chair
Kafka turns to see BURGEL, a creep.
waiting for your final summation
of the Erlanger claim.
I gave it to him yesterday.
You didn't give it to me.
No, I left it in his office.
Did you see him?
I've never seen him. I don't
sorting things out. He can't
close the file on a case until he
has the concluding report.
He has it, he just hasn't noticed
it yet, all right?
Who's to say he ever will? He's
not to tread on anyone's toes --
In fact, I'm the only one he trusts
and he wouldn't even look at a
document if it didn't first come
ours, if a document once in a great
found at all.
(tiring of this)
easier, as long as I was passing --
But I'm the messenger. An error
like this damages my credibility.
Synopsis: Kafka is a 1991 mystery thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Ostensibly a biopic, based on the life of Franz Kafka, the film blurs the lines between fact and Kafka's fiction (most notably The Castle and The Trial), creating a Kafkaesque atmosphere. It was written by Lem Dobbs, and stars Jeremy Irons in the title role, with Theresa Russell, Ian Holm, Jeroen Krabbé, Joel Grey, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Alec Guinness.