Gallery: 'Apothecary Melchior' filming takes place in Tallinn

This summer, three movies based on Indrek Hargla's book series called "Apothecary Melchior" ("Apteeker Melchior") will be filmed. The film is set in the Medieval Age and some of the scenes are being shot in Aida tänav in Tallinn.

Matis Mäesalu, the artist of the movie, said to ERR's Menu portal: "This is one of the few streets which has survived in a way where there are no businesses and modern aspects. At the same time, we have enough space to fulfill our fantasy. History and fantasy fit nicely here." 

Apothecary Melchior or Melchior Wakenstede is a character in the historical novels of Estonian writer Indrek Hargla. Melchior is a detective pharmacist who works in Tallinn at the beginning of the 15th century. He was born in 1378 in the German Hansa city of Lübeck. He is married to an Estonian woman called Keterlyn. He was afflicted by a family curse which is expressed in deep despair and which can only be countered by the care of a loving woman. 

Melchior is one of the most respected citizens in Tallinn and is known for his goodwill and sharp mind. In the first book, "Apothecary Melchior and the mystery of Oleviste", Melchior sets out to solve a riddle that begins with the killing of an order commander on Toompea.

The first movie arrives at the cinemas in autumn 2021, second and third parts in 2022. 


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Editor: Katriin Eikin Sein

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