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The Shaman (2015)

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The dark year 2204, in a world that has seen 73 years of continuous war. A Shaman is sent on a mission to convert the soul of a giant battle colossus.

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Marco Kalantari

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Marco Kalantari
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Cast

Credited cast:
Danny Shayler ... The Shaman
David Sayers ... Lene
Susanne Wuest ... Soul of the Colossus
Edmund Jäger Edmund Jäger ... Commander
Adam Thomas Wright ... Kid Soldier
Anton Noori Anton Noori ... Shieldfire Master #1
Stefan Bernhard Stefan Bernhard ... Shieldfire Master #2
Michael Rhys Michael Rhys ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erec O. Kozàr ... Priest (as Erec Ortmann)
Sascha Merényi Sascha Merényi ... Special Force Soldier
Servet Dean Sari Servet Dean Sari ... Soldier
Roland Trnka Roland Trnka ... Special Force Soldier
Jolanta Warpechowski Jolanta Warpechowski ... Netherworld Woman
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The dark year 2204, in a world that has seen 73 years of continuous war. The face of conflict has changed. People kill people but they now rely on giant, intelligent battle machines to fight. Meanwhile, mankind has re-discovered the arts of magic and Shamanism and the Generals on both sides use well-trained spiritual warriors to face the threat of machines. Shamans have special senses; they are experts in all aspects of the "unseen" and the "beyond". They believe that every person, animal, plant and object has a soul. When crossing the border to the Netherworld, the Shaman can find this soul and interact with it. That is what makes him such a deadly, highly effective weapon. They can find and convert the souls of their enemies' giant battle machines in to psychological soul-to-soul confrontation. But Shamans are not invulnerable. They are just people and can be killed like anyone else. Shaman Joshua Van Kern and his squire Lene embark on a mission to convert a giant battle colossus ...

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Country:

Austria | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шаман See more »

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2.35 : 1
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an intense, memorable short movie
12 May 2016 | by epbryantSee all my reviews

As a long-time reader of Science Fiction, I have long been interested in the mythological "hero". The Shaman presents a hero that is deeply disturbed, but must perform for the good of the people.

The movie is intriguing, cinematic, and very moving. I was fascinated by the use of the mystical combined with technology, and wish to know more about the background of this situation - what happened to cause the war? Who are the Shamans (there are obviously more of them)? What is the connection between music and magic, particularly regarding Lene and the Shaman? How did machines get souls? What do the facial markings mean? Who was the man in white?

This movie prompts all sorts of imaginative contemplation, which I certainly enjoyed.

The acting is true to the roles. Lene most definitely demonstrated care, concern, love, and support to the Shaman. The Shaman was portrayed as a stunted personality due to his history and training. However, the human was still there - in the actor's eyes. The supporting actors exhibited the awe and responsibility to protect the Shaman and their dedication to the war.

Marco Kalantari's dark, chaotic setting and the overall tone of the movie were amazing. I truly hope to see more of this world in the future, but if there are no further explanations, my mind will provide wondrous ones.


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