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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978)

Carodejuv ucen (original title)
A young boy becomes an apprentice for a mysterious sorcerer, working at the sorcerer's strange and sinister mill where secretive black magic is being taught and performed at a very heavy price.

Director:

Karel Zeman

Writers:

Otfried Preußler (novel) (as Otfried Preussler), Jirí Gold (screen story) | 4 more credits »
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Ludek Munzar ... Vypravec (voice)
Jaroslav Moucka ... Havran, carodej (voice)
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Krabat, a beggar boy, is lured to become an apprentice to an evil, one-eyed sorcerer. With a number of other boys, he works at the sorcerer's mill while learning black magic. Every Christmas one of the boys has to face the master in a magical duel, where the boy never stands a chance because the master is the only person who is allowed to use a secret spell: The Koraktor. Written by Slash V

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Language:

Czech

Release Date:

1 March 1978 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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English Title-Krabat-The Sorcerer's Apprentice
28 November 2006 | by chlittonSee all my reviews

I saw this movie twice in my youth. It played (both times) on Canada's French CBC channel-Radio Canada in the early 1980's. The film was shown on the (now defunct) Saturday matinée series Ciné-Famille . The film itself had been dubbed in French. To this day I can remember the film as being hauntingly beautiful, captivating, mesmerizing. Everything from the transfiguration of the Miller's disciples into Ravens, to the Master Disciple(s) having to build their own coffins before their final confrontation with the Miller. This film is a masterpiece thru and thru. Sure wish I could find a French or English copy of it. I saw it today on E-Bay, but it was the German version, no subtitles ($30 + US after shipping). I should still put a bid on it. Even a version in a foreign (to me) language is worth getting.


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