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AKA: Krabat and the Legend of the Satanic Mill

Country: Germany

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural



When, in the wake of the Thirty Years' War, plague sweeps across the lands of the Holy Roman Empire, a hungry 14-year-old orphan named Krabat (David Kross) is taken in as an apprentice by a Mill Keeper, who has eleven other boys working for him. Soon, Krabat realises that the Master is in fact a dark sorcerer; and Krabat's first Silvester (New Year's Eve) brings to light the true horror of the mill, making him desperate to find some way of escaping the Master's power.


  • Based on the 1971 novel of the same name (first translated into English as "The Satanic Mill", 1972) by German children's author Otfried Preußler (1923-2013)
  • Winner of the 2009 Bavarian Film Award for Best Children's/Youth Film. Also, for his performance as Krabat, David Kross won the 2010 Jupiter Award for Best German Actor.
Picture for Krabat


  • David Kross [ALUMNUS]
  • Daniel Brühl
  • Christian Redl
    (The Master)
  • Robert Stadlober
  • David Fischbach

Page Last Modified: 31st August 2020
Page Added: 26th September 2018

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