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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 »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Version of Krabat and the Legend of the Satanic Mill (2008) See more »

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An orphan becomes a sorceror's apprentice in this masterpiece
15 February 2003 | by lisam9See all my reviews

KRABAT is one of the great undiscovered classics of world animation. Told in a stunning style that resembles classic woodcuts (but moving!), the story centers on a young man who is forced into apprenticeship to an unspeakably evil sorceror. Not only is the film absolutely stunning visually, but it's also by turns genuinely frightening, wonderfully melancholy and finally redemptive. As talented a filmmaker as Karel Zeman was, this film stands apart from his other work. When will this gem be made available to western viewers?!


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