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Robert and the Toymaker (2017)

The Toymaker (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 21 August 2017 (UK)
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In Germany, 1941, the Nazis pursue a Toymaker who has acquired a mystical book which gives life to inanimate objects.

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Andrew Jones

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Cast overview:
Lee Bane ... The Toymaker
Erick Hayden ... Colonel Ludolf Von Alvensleben
Jo Weil ... Officer Hermann Fegelein
Nathan Head ... Officer Heinrich Berger
Sophie Willis Sophie Willis ... Elisabeth
Bodo Friesecke ... Officer Karl Gebhardt
Claire Carreno Claire Carreno ... Abigail Kendrick
Rik Grayson Rik Grayson ... Benjamin Hoffman
Harriet Rees ... Esther Muller
Ali Rodney ... Brigitte Muller
Francesco Tribuzio ... Christophe Muller
Jonathan Willis ... Josef
Robert Graham Robert Graham ... Wilhelm
Courtney Bartle Courtney Bartle ... Francesca
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In Nazi Germany, 1941, fearsome Colonel Ludolf Von Alvensleben acquires a legendary Occult book which holds the secret to bringing inanimate objects to life. Stolen by rogue Nazi officer Benjamin Hoffman, the mysterious book ends up in the hands of Toymaker Amos Blackwood after Benjamin is tracked down and murdered by SS officers in the town of Rosenheim. As the Nazis terrorize the locals while searching for the book, the Toymaker experiments with the ancient tome and gives life to his collection of vintage dolls and handmade toys. After betrayal from one of his employees the SS raid the Toymaker's shop, stealing the book and kidnapping Amos. But the animated dolls and toys don't take kindly to the loss of their master. So begins a mission to rescue the Toymaker from the clutches of the evil Colonel and exact a brutal and bloody revenge on the Nazis. Written by North Bank Entertainment

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When the toy box is opened, the war begins. See more »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Robert and the Toymaker See more »

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North Bank Entertainment See more »
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Finished the first week of release as the 3rd highest placed Direct-to-Video independent film in the Official UK DVD Chart. See more »

Goofs

When Abigail is leaning over the counter reading her book, there is a Visa logo clearly visible on the glass display case to her right. The film is set in 1941 yet Visa wasn't invented until 1976. See more »

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Follows Robert (2015) See more »

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Very enjoyable!
3 January 2018 | by chameleonaramSee all my reviews

Yeah I know, it isn't scary, nor did the toymakers make up look real. And neither was the story very interesting. So why do I rate it 7? Simply because I really enjoyed it. The acting by most actors was good, can't say anything about that, but what struck me most was the way the Colonel spoke. His words were well chosen and really contained many truths. Besides all that it wasn't boring like many say. Yeah, the dolls, well, never full on screen so you know there is a hand holding it lol. But who cares, you will lol many times, I promise!

Just give it a try and you will almost get that Gremlins feeling most of us had back in the 80's. Not scary, but unique in its own way and in my opinion could very well be a classic. I enjoyed it! We need more like this one, just threw some original ideas in a script and dang, some people do understand!


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