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by Marco Kreuzpaintner


The year is 1646. In a land made desolate by war and disease, Krabat, a fourteen-year-old orphan, is struggling to survive. One night, he hears a strange voice in a dream. Following its instructions, he leaves the shack where he has temporarily taken shelter and makes his way to a mysterious mill. There, the miller offers him room and board if he agrees to become an apprentice. Welcoming the relief from cold and hunger, Krabat enthusiastically accepts. Working alongside the eleven other young men who live at the mill, Krabat begins to suspect that they are withholding a mysterious secret...

international title: Krabat and the Legend of the Satanic Mill
original title: Krabat
country: Germany
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH (a brand of Telepool GmbH)
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Marco Kreuzpaintner
film run: 120'
release date: DE 09/10/2008, AT 28/11/2008, BE 27/01/2010
screenplay: Michael Gutmann, Marco Kreuzpaintner
cast: David Kross, Daniel Brühl, Christian Redl, Robert Stadlober, Paula Kalenberg
cinematography by: Daniel Gottschalk
film editing: Hansjörg Weißbrich
art director: Christian M. Goldbeck
music: Annette Focks
producer: Uli Putz, Thomas Wöbke, Jakob Claussen, Bernd Wintersperger
production: Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion GmbH (ex: Claussen Wöbke Putz Filmproduktion), Krabat Filmproduktion GmbH, Seven Pictures Film, B.A. Produktion GmbH
backing: German Federal Film Board (FFA), BKM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmstiftung NRW, MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, MEDIA Plus
distributor: 20th Century Fox Germany GmbH
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