Krabat (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Krabat (2008)
  • Rate: 6.2/10 total 2,759 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
  • Release Date: 7 September 2008 (Ukraine)
  • Runtime: 120 min
  • Filming Location: Kaunertal, Tirol, Austria
  • Budget: €10,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $9,265,782(Germany)(16 November 2008)
  • Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner
  • Stars: David Kross, Christian Redl and Daniel Brühl
  • Original Music By: Annette Focks   
  • Soundtrack: Allein Allein
  • Sound Mix: DTS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: One Word Title | Grinder | Rear Nudity | Mill | Crow

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Michael Gutmann  writer
  • Marco Kreuzpaintner  writer
  • Otfried Preußler  novel

Known Trivia

  • Daniel Brühl has said this was the first time ever he agreed to be in a film without having read the screenplay or knowing who would be directing.

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: In several shots, you can see the scar of the evil sorcerer isn't attached to his face. They tried to hide this makeup mistake by blurring the area in post-production.

Plot: A boy learns the black arts from an evil sorcerer.  »

Story: A boy learns the black arts from an evil sorcerer.

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Produced By:

  • Gabriela Bacher known as executive producer
  • Christian Balz known as co-producer
  • Jakob Claussen known as producer
  • Nicola Fletcher known as associate producer
  • Stefan Gärtner known as co-producer (as Dr. Stefan Gärtner)
  • Nick Hamson known as producer
  • Jens Oberwetter known as line producer
  • Ulrike Putz known as producer (as Uli Putz)
  • Lars Sylvest known as producer
  • Bernd Wintersperger known as producer
  • Thomas Wöbke known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • David Kross known as Krabat
  • Daniel Brühl known as Tonda
  • Christian Redl known as Meister – Evil Sorcerer
  • Robert Stadlober known as Lyschko
  • Paula Kalenberg known as Kantorka
  • Hanno Koffler known as Juro
  • Anna Thalbach known as Worschula
  • Charly Hübner known as Michal
  • Moritz Grove known as Merten
  • Tom Wlaschiha known as Hanzo
  • Sven Hönig known as Andrusch
  • Stefan Haschke known as Staschko
  • David Fischbach known as Lobosch
  • Daniel Steiner known as Petar
  • Tom Lass known as Kubo
  • Daniel Fripan known as Kito
  • Ionut Baias known as Baro
  • Peter Rappenglück known as Pesthelfer #1
  • Alexej Boris known as Pesthelfer #2
  • Carmen Ungureanu known as Krabats Mutter
  • Mac Steinmeier known as Gevatter
  • Otto Sander known as Narrator (voice)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Georg Korpas known as special makeup effects artist
  • Heike Merker known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Oana Babes known as art department coordinator
  • Klaus Bienen known as carpenter
  • Adrian Curelea known as assistant art director
  • Florin Gavrila known as scenic painter
  • Ulrike Gojowczyk known as stand-by props
  • David Hoffmann known as property master
  • Grit Kronacher known as set dresser
  • Joachim Monninger known as construction coordinator
  • Christian Niculescu known as art director: Rumania
  • Johannes Pfaller known as assistant property master
  • Ionel Popa known as propmaker
  • Geaniloni Sandru known as scenic painter
  • Gina Stancu known as assistant set decorator
  • Eva Stiebler known as assistant production designer
  • Rainer Stock known as conceptual artist
  • Michael Summ known as property master
  • Waleska Theis known as assistant set decorator
  • Wolfgang Wrede known as painter
  • Olga Wukounig known as draftsman


Production Companies:

  • B.A. Filmproduktion
  • Brass Hat Films
  • Castel Film Romania
  • Claussen Wöbke Putz Filmproduktion
  • Krabat Filmproduktion
  • MSM Studios
  • Seven Pictures Film

Other Companies:

  • ARRI Sound  sound re-recording
  • PPA Film GmbH  dubbing
  • Toccata Film  post-production supervision
  • Tonstudio Hanse Warns  foley stage


  • 20th Century Fox of Germany (2008) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Transformer (2009) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Twin Film (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Volga (2009) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • A Plus Films (2008) (Turkey) (all media)
  • Accent Film Entertainment (2010) (Australia) (DVD)
  • Califórnia Home Vídeo (2010) (Brazil) (DVD)
  • Condor Entertainment (2011) (France) (all media)
  • Peccadillo Pictures (2011) (UK) (all media)
  • Video Film Express (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Andreas Alesik known as digital artist
  • Jörg Baier known as digital compositor
  • Sacha Bertram known as visual effects consultant: pre-production
  • Stefan Essl known as visual effects editor
  • Stefan Galleithner known as lead technical director
  • Thomas Grummt known as animator
  • Bernhard Haux known as animator
  • Viktoria Herberts known as digital compositor
  • Nina Knott known as digital intermediate producer
  • Eva Kunze known as visual effects coordinator
  • Sabine Laimer known as digital compositor
  • Alex Lemke known as visual effects supervisor
  • Lutz Lemke known as main title designer & animator
  • Norbert Ruf known as senior compositor
  • Martin Saechsinger known as technical director
  • Christoph Schinko known as character animator
  • Christoph Schinko known as lead character rigger
  • Christian Schnellhammer known as compositing trainee
  • Udo Smutny known as digital compositor
  • Nando Stille known as technical director
  • Denis Trutanic known as senior camera technical director
  • Christian Wieser known as senior compositing artist
  • Klaus Wuchta known as senior compositing artist
  • Florian Zachau known as senior compositor

Release Date:

  • Canada 7 September 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Ukraine 7 September 2008
  • Germany 9 October 2008
  • Switzerland 30 October 2008 (German speaking region)
  • Japan 31 October 2008 (Deutsche Filmfestival in Tokyo)
  • Austria 28 November 2008
  • Germany 7 February 2009 (Berlin International Film Festival)
  • Kazakhstan 28 May 2009
  • Russia 28 May 2009
  • USA 9 June 2009 (Seattle International Film Festival)
  • Belgium 10 October 2009 (Gent International Film Festival)
  • Netherlands 17 December 2009
  • Belgium 27 January 2010
  • Spain 29 January 2010
  • Mexico 9 July 2010
  • Australia 25 August 2010 (video premiere)
  • France 1 June 2011 (DVD premiere)
  • UK 20 June 2011 (video premiere)


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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