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Melchior the Apothecary. The Ghost (2022)

Original title: Apteeker Melchior. Viirastus

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

In the second film of medieval thriller, the night watchman is frightened by a terrible ghost - the tragically drowned daughter of a rich merchant. In the morning, the guard has fallen to death from a high tower and several more people lose their lives in suspicious accidents. Investigating these events, Melchior's paths cross with a prostitute, a priest, a foreign artist and a mad heretic. The clues take him to the Pirita Convent, which gloomy vaults hide a dangerous secret buried in oblivion.
At the same time, Melchior is troubled by the question of why his beloved Keterlyn suddenly breaks ...

Director: Elmo Nüganen

Keywords: marriage proposal | naked man | pharmacy | pharmacist | couple in love | Vogt | hurting | getting wounded | taking care of a sick person | riding a horse carriage | 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 Epic, historical, Crime
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
Production Desinger Matis Mäesalu
Costume Designer Kristine Jurjane
Composer Liina Sumera
Sound Designer Horret Kuus | Henri Kuus
Editor Marion Koppel


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Alo Kõrve - Dorn | Raivo Trass - Goswin | Carmen Mikiver - Annlin | Rain Simmul - Hainz | Riina Maidre - Odele | Mait Malmsten - Rode | Eduard Salmistu - Grote | Egon Nuter - Bruys | Fatme Helge Leevald - Magda

First releases

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  • in cinema: 15.08.2022, Official Premiere, Apollo Kino Ülemiste, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 15.08.2022, pre-premiere, selected cinemas, Estonia
  • in cinema: 19.08.2022, all over Estonia, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, EFTA - National Estonian Film and Television Awards (Estonia), 2023, Best Actress (Maarja Johanna Mägi); Best Production Design; Best Makeup Artist
  • Participation, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2022, Programme: Baltic Competition
  • Nomination, EFTA - National Estonian Film and Television Awards (Estonia), 2023, In the categories of Best Film, Screenplay, Sound, Costume Design

Partners and Sponsors

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