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Germany, 2008 (MIFF 2009, Next Gen)

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner


Based on a bestselling German children's book, Krabat is a 17th-century tale of magic, love and the battle between good and evil.

Lured by dreams of ravens to a mysterious stone mill, 14-year-old orphan Krabat is initiated into a secret brotherhood of apprentice sorcerers. This education in the magical arts comes straight out of the kingdom of mythology - secret spells, black cloaks, shape shifting and leaps between dimensions.

But is becoming a sorcerer all is cracked up to be? David Kross (The Reader) and Daniel Brühl (The Edukators), who star in this phantastical fable, take a reality check as they uncover the secrets of their dark master.

MIFF Recommends: Age 14+. Some frightening scenes.

D Marco Kreuzpaintner P Uli Putz, Thomas Woebke, Jakob Claussen S Michael Gutmann, Marco Kreuzpaintner WS Bavaria Films L German w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008

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