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Melchior the Apothecary (2022)

Original title: Apteeker Melchior

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Feature film | Thriller | Epic, historical | Crime Duration 90:00

Melchior the Apothecary

Melchior Wakenstede is a clever and curious apothecary who, in addition to healing the sick, solves murders that shake the town. In a medieval world, where people look for signs of God or the Devil in everything, Melchior’s detective work appears to be truly magical – it’s even believed that he can speak with the dead. Melchior’s actual “secret weapon” is his knack for noticing traitorous details and his ability to understand the darkest desires of the human soul. He knows, better than anyone else, that sin is waiting at the door, and temptation can poison even the most noble ...

Director: Elmo Nüganen

Keywords: greed | pharmacy | pharmacist | falling in love | members of the Dominican Order | Vogt | medieval town environment | religious ministers | life in a monastery | judgement | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Taska Film, Nafta Films, Apollo Film Productions, HansaFilm
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Thriller, Epic, historical, Crime
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 90:00


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Maarja Johanna Mägi - Gerke | Alo Kõrve - Dorn | Marko Matvere - Spanheim | Henessi Schmidt - Hedwig | Franz Malmsten jr - Kilan | Siim Kelner - Clingenstain | Amanda Hermiine Künnapas - Maid servant | Martin Kork - Martin | Andero Ermel - Freisinck

First releases

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  • in cinema: 11.04.2022, Apollo Kino Solaris, Estonia
  • in cinema: 15.04.2022, all over Estonia, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Screamfest Horror Film Festival (Hollywood, USA), 2022, Best Cinematography – Mihkel Soe; Best Editing – Marion Koppel
  • Participation, Indonesia International Fantastic Film Festival (Jakarta, Indonesia), 2022
  • Participation, Kyoto Historica International Film Festival (Japan), 2022

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm