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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: ship's crew | landing of a ship | master of a ship | ship crew | boat trip | boatride | deck | laevatöölised | travelling by sea | yachts at sea | 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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Producer Kristian Taska | Esko Rips | Armin Karu | Veiko Esken | Tanel Tatter
Co-producer Janis Kalejs | Lukas Trimonis | Philipp Kreuzer | Diana Mikita
Director Elmo Nüganen
Screenwriter Indrek Hargla | Olle Mirme | Elmo Nüganen
Cinematographer Mihkel Soe
Art Director Matis Mäesalu
Costume Designer Kristine Jurjane
Composer Liina Sumera
Sound Designer Horret Kuus | Henri Kuus
Editor Marion Koppel
Writer of Adapted Work Indrek Hargla

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