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Krabat and the Legend of the Satanic Mill (2008)

Krabat (original title)
A boy learns the black arts from an evil sorcerer.
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Cast

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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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Trivia

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 »

Crazy Credits

As soon as the 20th Century Fox fanfare ends the whole screen and the logo turns dark and crows are flying by See more »

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Version of Die schwarze Mühle (1975) See more »

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Dark movie, but a bit predictable
28 December 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I went to see this movie a couple of days ago, not knowing what to expect. I never read the book.

I kind of liked it, but it wasn't as good as I hoped it would be.

It was really easy to predict the way the story unfolded and in the end it's just another 'love conquers all' storyline. (which isn't that bad, because we all want love to conquer, don't we?)

I found the transformation to ravens was very beautifully done. And there's the scene when Krabat meets his girl, which was a nice way to visualize the magic.

I enjoyed myself with this movie, but I don't think I will remember it a year from now...


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