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Krabat and the Legend of the Satanic Mill (2008)
"Krabat" (original title)

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A boy learns the black arts from an evil sorcerer.

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Krabat
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Tonda
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Meister - Evil Sorcerer
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Lyschko
Paula Kalenberg ...
Kantorka
Hanno Koffler ...
Juro
Anna Thalbach ...
Worschula
Charly Hübner ...
Michal
Moritz Grove ...
Merten
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Hanzo
Sven Hönig ...
Andrusch
Stefan Haschke ...
Staschko
David Fischbach ...
Lobosch
Daniel Steiner ...
Petar
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Kubo
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Storyline

1648. After the Thirty Years War, Germany is a wretched, plundered land, still ravished by the Black Death. Urchin Krabat gets separated from his beggar friends and finds refuge on the flourishing estate of the black miller. the hard worker gets initiated in his secret magic society. Only afterward he learns its terrible dark secrets, which spell death and/or solitude for the boys and their beloved village girls. A surprising friend offers a daring way out. Written by KGF Vissers

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9 October 2008 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Krabat - Aprendiz de Feiticeiro  »

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€10,000,000 (estimated)
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Daniel Brühl has said this was the first time ever he agreed to be in a film without having read the screenplay or knowing who would be directing. See more »

Goofs

In several shots, you can see the scar of the evil sorcerer isn't attached to his face. They tried to hide this makeup mistake by blurring the area in post-production. See more »

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why ruin a perfect storyline?
7 August 2012 | by (Cape Town, South Africa) – See all my reviews

Krabat, boring??? How can that be? I just don't get it - Preussler s novel would have made a wonderful script, if they stuck to his idea instead of changing most of it. didn't they see it? In an age when fantasy works like the Lord of the Rings are made into fantastic movies, it is inexcusable that the screenwriters changed so much of the original storyline, and killed so much of its beauty and depth. The movie was shallow at best Yes, the basic story is about love being the only thing that can overcome the darkness. the biggest crime that was done here was to change the characters: The deep bond between Michal and Merten, which leads to Merten trying to run away and finally kill himself. Lyschko not a bad guy in the end, the betrayal played down to nothing... I really like Daniel Brühl, but Tonda? Also, whatever magic there was, it didn't come through.

It was all about power over people, why not lighten the story up as Preussler had done magnificently in the book and send them off to the market or show how the master - and therefore the devil whom he served

  • manipulated the politicians of this time? could it have been a matter


of budget? Or is it just impossible for us Germans to dive into the spiritual side of things? I don't think any of the changes made to the story were really necessary - it was perfect as it was written, and the screenwriters changed it into a mediocre, lenghty dark tale, nothing more or less. Definitely not what the book was: A story that captured generations of readers. I predict that this movie will be forgotten very quickly.


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