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A boy learns the black arts from an evil sorcerer.
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Tonda
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Meister - Evil Sorcerer
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Lyschko
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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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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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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 »

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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 »

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Unexpected Greatness
10 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

I went to see this last night at the Toronto Film Festival. My wife picked it out, and I had expected it to be a silly kid's flick about magic and I was happily surprised. Krabat turned out to be a very good movie.

It is not at all cheesy or goofy. I found the screenplay well written, the acting was impressive, and the plot that keeps you engaged. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a change of pace from American fantasy flicks.

The basic story takes place at the end of the 30 years war in Germany. It focuses on a young orphan named Krabat. I won't give any more details, except to say that it's an interesting twist on the idea of magic.

I'm not saying it's a 10/10 (I gave it 9) there are a few inconsistencies in the film, but they exist outside the main line of the story, and you don't notice them until after the credits are finished.


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