Cast & Crew
Luigi Mezzanotte as Mistress, Barnabas, K., Bürgel
screenplay and direction
Director of Photography
THE MAN WHO MEASURES
K., the land surveyor, the man who measures the World, relives the nightmare and the dream, the obsession of full life and the ambition of a dignified death always denied in the non-linear plot of rules, laws and social obligations. Inspired by Franz Kafka's “Das Schloß” (1926) this adaptation chooses four archetypal characters to show in action: Mistress, Barnabas and Bürgel in addition to the protagonist K. who absorbs and impersonates them by shifting the limit of his identity in an increasingly challenging game. Klamm - who represents the illusion of being able to reach the power - and the beautiful Frieda - who’s the pure and vain love - are only evoked by the passion and frustrated ambitions of the protagonist. Luigi Mezzanotte acts the bewilderment of humanity that faces the World and History. The same humanity is condemned to eternal repetition and to the “eternal return” of its defeat in a mysterious and ancestral space which is seductive and full of promises for an eternal golden and inaccessible summer.