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 ...

Produced by Taska Film, Nafta Films, Apollo Film Productions, HansaFilm

Producer Kristian Taska | Esko Rips | Armin Karu | Veiko Esken | Tanel Tatter
Co-producerJanis 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