A boy learns the black arts from an evil sorcerer.
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Cast

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Krabat
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Tonda
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Meister - Evil Sorcerer
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Lyschko
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Kantorka
Hanno Koffler ...
Juro
Anna Thalbach ...
Worschula
Charly Hübner ...
Michal
Moritz Grove ...
Merten
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Hanzo
Sven Hönig ...
Andrusch
Stefan Haschke ...
Staschko
David Fischbach ...
Lobosch
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Petar
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Kubo
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Storyline

1648. After the Thirty Years War, Germany is a wretched, plundered land, still ravished by the Black Death. Urchin Krabat gets separated from his beggar friends and finds refuge on the flourishing estate of the black miller. the hard worker gets initiated in his secret magic society. Only afterward he learns its terrible dark secrets, which spell death and/or solitude for the boys and their beloved village girls. A surprising friend offers a daring way out. Written by KGF Vissers

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9 October 2008 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Krabat - Aprendiz de Feiticeiro  »

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€10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Daniel Brühl has said this was the first time ever he agreed to be in a film without having read the screenplay or knowing who would be directing. See more »

Goofs

When Krabat and Tonda go on their nightly trip on Easter, the pentagram that has been painted on Krabat's forehead changes from clearly to barely recognizable from scene to scene. See more »

Crazy Credits

As soon as the 20th Century Fox fanfare ends the whole screen and the logo turns dark and crows are flying by See more »

Connections

Version of Die schwarze Mühle (1975) See more »

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Not as good as it should have been
10 February 2010 | by (amsterdam) – See all my reviews

Hm. I read the book as a kid (a long time ago) and was impressed back then. So no movie could ever live up to that. I've seen it in English but would probably have preferred the German version. To late now. But anyhow. The cinematography is great, the art direction is good (a bit too much 'puppet house style' for me) and the acting is OK. The story is just like I remember it. But without the magic. I do not mean wizardry, of that there's enough. But it never really got to me. Unfortunately. It might be the art direction that does not feel real enough. It might be the acting. I do not know. I need ten lines so here is the tenth line.


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