Krabat (2009)

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Supernatural themes and violence

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner
Actors: Daniel Bruhl, David Kross, Christian Redd

In the seventeenth century, a 14-year-old orphan named Krabat fl ees the horrors of the Thirty Years War by becoming an apprentice to the ominous master of a mysterious mill. One of 12 young men working for the miller, Krabat is not only taught the craft of milling but is also initiated into a sinister world of dark arts. When the life of his friend and protector becomes threatened, Krabat must struggle to free himself from an evil sorcerer’s control in a gripping fi ght for freedom, friendship and love.

Status: Normal
Run time: 115mins
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Member Reviews (3)

Krabat. Engaging characters and atmospheric, I especially like its dark gothic-like quality. The script though wasn’t particularly good as it was fairly predictable. You know: love conquers all- even seemingly invincible sorcerers.
Posted Friday, 17 August 2012 See my other reviews
This is the sort of horror/terror (with love story) that US movie makers always try for.....and miss. The theme is simple: the sorcerer keeps captive young men by way of magic and the spell can only be broken by love. But around this are the stories of Krabat, Tondu and Lyschko as well as the other nine men. The mill itself has a presence as does the surrounding landscape (although this is not an 'in the woods' movie). Visually this is a stunning movie: the sets are impressive with the effects well hidden. The fight scenes borrow more from Crouching Tiger than Twilight. The young male leads are played by well known actor Daniel Bruhl, David Kross (Warhorse) and Robert Stadlober (Summer Storm). There is an intensity between their characters not seen in the average US flick. Okay at two hours this is a long movie (drawn-out by it depth and darkness) but it’s worth the time. For those who are subtitle-phobic it shouldn't be a worry: these are young men/teens don't expect long discourses on philosophy. Less is more with the dialogue here.
Posted Saturday, 4 February 2012 See my other reviews
its OK but i expected more
Posted Monday, 13 September 2010 See my other reviews
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