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Inaka Isha

Alternative Titles

English: Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor
Synonyms: Kafka Inaka Isha, Ein Landarzt
Japanese: カフカ 田舎医者


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2007
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Other
Duration: 21 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.771 (scored by 6,178 users)
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Ranked: #46672
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Popularity: #3582
Members: 14,041
Favorites: 43


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Sep 28, 2009
ace52387 (All reviews)
Making sense of Kafka`s work is difficult enough in its original form as prose, but trying to throw a theatrical spin on something as introspective as Country Doctor makes it even more confusing. The story starts with a distraught country doctor who`s horse has died the night before. His maid runs around town trying to borrow a horse so that the doctor might make his urgent appointment, but no one is willing. In frustration, the doctor kicks the door on his pigsty, and he finds a groom inside, and two horses as well. The groom prepares the horses but the doctor realizes he is after read more
Feb 12, 2009
Juliab (All reviews)
Franz Kafka's stories are known for their weirdness, and so it was inevitable that at least one would be adapted to anime, where a little bit of weird is the norm. ("The Metamorphosis" is available in graphic novel format) But I'm surprised that it's this story, of which I've never heard, was the one.

The story in "A Country Doctor" was hard to follow. Perhaps I'd understand it better if I read the story on which it's based. A lot of it is probably supposed to be metaphors for stuff. Like when one character suddenly bit another character; that's probably a metaphor for humans' cruel nature read more
Feb 9, 2012
starshinesMonet (All reviews)
From the beginning of its great opening sequence, Inaka Isha catches its audience with a raw humanity right from "Go". This harrowing narrative acquaints us with an experience similar to Teshigahara Hiroshi's ' Suna no onna (Woman in the Dunes) or the opening scene of Alain Renais' Hiroshima, Mon Amour : we see beautiful animation in the way the snow envelopes the screen and in the sketchiness of the lines, making this seem more like a painting than an anime.

Also, pay attention to the wonderful shadow work in the left most corner of the screen, reminiscent of early silhouette work of Lotte Reiniger (also seen read more
Jan 20, 2019
Krunchyman (All reviews)
“I really want to scratch your eyeballs out.” — Terminal child

Not satisfied with the limited selection of the in-town whores, the Doctor (who?) decided to turn toward pedophilia — and LSD — to quell his pent-up sexual frustration; unfortunately, Gandhi (the child) wasn’t having any of it. Not easily deterred, the Doctor (seriously, who?) rubbed his wrinkly shlong all over an unsuspecting horse, in what can only be described as a bizarre case of sexual assault.

Franz Kafka, an Austrian-Hungarian writer, wrote A Country Doctor in 1917, during a period where he suffered from stress, migraines, depression, insomnia — SOCIALIST INFLUENCES — and anxiety. read more
Jan 25, 2018
PharuanUndearth (All reviews)

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 everything else.


The anime follows the story pretty damn close but it doesn't make a weird stupid story and better. The fact that the animation is some fun house mirror room doesn't improve the story either. Um, not really worth watching.

How can i write a longer review when this episode is only 21 min long and total trash how long must it be.(4)
Mar 2, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate of 3
English subtitles

what a mess. I got the basics but the why is a complete mystery for me. Maybe my mind is not capable of grasping the message and full plot but my word they could have tried harder to convey it in a more simpler manner.

In relation to the concept of confusing and mind torturing the art did wonders. Along the art was an eye sore. It made me feel i was on drugs. Not a real nice feeling at all. In addition, why was it necessary?

Basic at best. There was an attempt at expressing a further more enlighten approach on the read more