Comic thriller with dark undertones and a big heart, set on the island of Ibiza. When Connor's best friend becomes innocently embroiled in the plans of a gang in Ibiza, he is the only one ... See full summary »
In eleventh century Scotland, three witches foretell that Macbeth will become King, while Banquo will beget Kings. Macbeth accordingly has King Duncan slain, and is duly crowned in his place. But that's where his problems really begin.
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 »
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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