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Dangerous Minds | The new Doctor Who’s Oscar-winning short film: ‘Franz Kafka’s It’s A Wonderful Life’

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Wow that's creepier than the Sex and Candy video. 

How is the Kafka video Dr Who?

(Peter) Capaldi (the new Dr. Who) certainly has the pedigree to deliver this, as he is already an Oscar-winning film director and writer, who picked up an Academy Award for his fabulous short Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life in 1995.

Capaldi’s film features Franz Kafka (wonderfully played by Richard E. Grant) suffering a frustrating bout of writer’s block, as he works on the opening line to his storyMetamorphosis:

“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.”

Brilliantly imagined, with superb supporting performances from Ken Stott, Elaine Collins and Phyllis Logan, this is a perfectly enjoyable winter treat.