Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor

Alt title: Inaka Isha

OVA (1 ep x 21 min)
2007
3.278 out of 5 from 988 votes
Rank #4,217

One dark and blustery night, a lone doctor is called to a village ten miles away in order to help with a sick patient. Quickly losing his servant to ill-intentioned hands and whisked away upon frightening horses, the doctor meets his young and ailing patient under the scrutinizing eyes of his family. It is here that the doctor will try to discover the root of the boy’s illness and also try to make some sense out of his own psyche.

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MechaRainbow Apr 15, 2012
Score 7/10

I honestly love the original story so I may have a bias towards this but I defnitely feel I wouldn't have enjoyed this as much if I hadn't read Kafka's story first. I really loved the animation, it really gave the feel that I believe that Kafka was looking for, an interpretation that did the story justice far as the artwork. My only issue with it was it just seemed lacking..it felt rushed, I know in the story... read more

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PharuanUndearth Aug 3, 2017
Score 5/10

https://thespace.lrb.co.uk/article/a-country-doctor-by-franz-kafka-translated-by-michael-hofmann/ That's the link I used to read the story before hand as the other reviewer MechaRainbow suggested I do before hand, which I usually recommend but it doesn't really matter either way. Pros: Abnormal story. Child choir. Cons: Almost... read more

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