Apteeker Melchior: The Ghost

Apteeker Melchior: Viirastus (2022)

Release Date

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 their engagement...

The Melchior the Apothecary trilogy is based on the popular novels about Apothecary Melchior, known from the top of book sales charts. In the screenplay for the second film, the screenwriters Indrek Hargla, Elmo Nüganen and Olle Mirme intertwined the characters and events known from the book "Apothecary Melchior and the Ghost of Rataskaevu Street" with completely new and exciting twists and turns created for the film.

The film is directed by Elmo Nüganen (Names in Marble, 1944), and produced by Taska Film (O2, Fred Jüssi. The Beauty of Being, Winter, Class Reunion, Names in Marble, 1944), Nafta Films (O2, The Secret Society of Souptown), Apollo Film Productions (Winter, Old Man Cartoon Movie, The Bog) and HansaFilm (Truth and Justice). The film about Melchior the Apothecary is made in cooperation between Estonia, Germany, Latvia and Lithuania, the co-producers are Maze Productions from Germany, Film Angels Productions from Latvia and InScript from Lithuania. Cinematography by Mihkel Soe, Production Design by Matis Mäesalu, Film Editing by Marion Koppel, Music by Liina Sumera, Visual Effects Supervisor Jan Viljus.

Running time

1h 30 min


Under 12 Not Recommended

Production Company

Apollo Film Productions OÜ, Nafta Films OÜ, Taska Film


Apollo Film Productions OÜ

Running time: 1h 30 min

Rating: Under 12 Not Recommended

Production Company: Apollo Film Productions OÜ, Nafta Films OÜ, Taska Film

Studio: Apollo Film Productions OÜ



Genres: Suspense