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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.


Karel Zeman


Otfried Preußler (novel) (as Otfrieda Preusslera), Jirí Gold (screen story) | 4 more credits »




Cast overview:
Ludek Munzar ... Narrator (voice)
Jaroslav Moucka ... Raven / Sorcerer (voice)


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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still feeling creeps all over me....
18 June 2008 | by marpacSee all my reviews

Unbelievable story, excellent animation, treasure of cinematography.. What more to say?

I am actually happy I didn't have a chance to see this movie when I was a kid, because I would not be able to sleep for very very long time.. Sooo scary and dark, so much of fear, and I don't remember when last time I felt so helpless while watching a movie..

it is not another naive fairy-tale where the Good beats the Bad somehow automatically and you are just witnessing that with smile on your face 'couse you expected that.. Easily beats most of late horror movies just by atmosphere, no special tricks needed.. recommend to everyone, you wont be disappointed.. amazing, 10 of 10, no questions asked..

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1 March 1978 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

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