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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978)

Carodejuv ucen (original title)
A young boy becomes an apprentice for a mysterious sorcerer, working at the sorcerer's strange and sinister mill where secretive black magic is being taught and performed at a very heavy price.

Director:

Karel Zeman

Writers:

Otfried Preußler (novel) (as Otfried Preussler), Jirí Gold (screen story) | 4 more credits »
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Ludek Munzar ... Vypravec (voice)
Jaroslav Moucka ... Havran, carodej (voice)
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Krabat, a beggar boy, is lured to become an apprentice to an evil, one-eyed sorcerer. With a number of other boys, he works at the sorcerer's mill while learning black magic. Every Christmas one of the boys has to face the master in a magical duel, where the boy never stands a chance because the master is the only person who is allowed to use a secret spell: The Koraktor. Written by Slash V

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Language:

Czech

Release Date:

1 March 1978 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.37 : 1
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Version of Die schwarze Mühle (1975) See more »

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Truly an animation masterpiece
18 September 2006 | by sendanorSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on a children's program on Dutch TV when I was on basic school, I cannot remember if it was before or after 1980. What I do remember is the impact it made on me : an atmosphere that could be called "Gothic" in the Romantic sense of the word, I still cannot believe this was broadcast on TV for youths when I especially recall the hand-shaking ceremony of the master wizard, by this magically taking the new apprentice of the mill as his magical disciple. I did not know much about the Satan's pact of the popular witchcraft stories, but GOSH, that moment was creepy to the bone!!!! The exclamation of the master wizard when the young apprentice is taken into the magical brotherhood of the other young disciples "Now the mill grinds again!!" is forever engraved in my mind!! If anyone knows where this masterpiece is distributed, send me word...


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