The german production of Krabat (with some very cool german actors) was a disappointment. I expected a movie that was close to the book and not miles away like this pseudo romantic rape of the book model. The only nice adoption is the masters voice and force over his journeymen. A lot of conflicts, events and depht is lost compared to the book.
After all, I had expected more, but it’s 4 of 10. If you have the time to read the book, do it and don’t waste the money on the cinema (or bandwidth for the download).
If you know the book, the songs done by ASP on this topic may interest you. The album “Zaubererbruder” is dedicated to Ottfried PreuÃŸlers wonderful book.