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Mara and the Firebringer (2015)

Mara und der Feuerbringer (original title)
| Drama, Fantasy | 2015 (USA)
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Mara Lorbeer, a fifteen year old girl, finds out that she has to save the world because the Norse god Loki is threatening to break free of his chains.

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Tommy Krappweis

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Tommy Krappweis (screenplay), Sebastian B. Voss (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lilian Prent Lilian Prent ... Mara
Jan Josef Liefers ... Professor Weissinger
Esther Schweins ... Christa
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Loki
Eva Habermann ... Sigyn
Alex Simon Alex Simon ... Siegfried
Carin C. Tietze Carin C. Tietze ... Frau Gassner
Joseph Hannesschläger Joseph Hannesschläger ... Herr Kornbichl (as Josef Hannesschläger)
Leonie Tepe Leonie Tepe ... Larissa
Oliver Deissenböck Oliver Deissenböck ... Schuljunge
Moritz Fischer Moritz Fischer ... Thor
Rudolf Simek Rudolf Simek ... Herr Haase
Sabine Lorenz ... Frau Stapler-Weizgau
Nadine Wrietz ... Walburga
Norman Coester Norman Coester ... Larissas Vater (as Norman Cöster)
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Mara Lorbeer, a fifteen year old girl, finds out that she has to save the world because the Norse god Loki is threatening to break free of his chains.

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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mara and the Firebringer See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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€6,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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During the time he wrote the books Tommy Krappweis had help from Professor Rudolf Simek, an expert in nordic mythology. Simek also helped the team with costumes and buildings at the sets. The character of Reinhold Weissinger is based on him. See more »

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good entertainment for all ages
15 December 2015 | by sabinesimmetSee all my reviews

I have just recently come across this movie. Unfortunately it had not been advertised much and was screened only at times that were not very convenient for a working adult. The reason for that probably was that it is based on a book series for young people - but that also applies to Harry Potter, Narnia or the Golden Compass.

The author himself, Tommy Krappweis, wrote the script and directed the movie. With regards to the special effects it stands up to the likes of The Lord of the Rings, as John P. Nugent has played a major role in the production. There is even a cameo appearance by Billy Boyd. The facts related to the Nordic gods are well researched and have been checked by the Austrian professor for linguistic, Scandinavian and medieval studies Rudolf Simek. Garb, equipment and interpretation are up to the current state of research, so the movie can even be labelled as educational.

Enough has been written about the plot already, and I don't want to give any spoilers. People who have read the books before are up for a surprise - and the other way round, it is absolutely worthwhile to read the books too for those who have watched the movie.

"Mara und der Feuerbringer" offers good entertainment for all ages, from school child to grandparent. As a result it is really worth buying it on DVD or BlueRay. Every time you watch it you will discover new details, smile at another point or laugh even more about a well timed gag. The bonus material offers interesting insights and, in a way, forces you to rewatch the movie again while looking out for what you just learned.

I really hope that the sequel can follow soon.


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