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I won't let them out of here alive. The nine hearts belong to me and me alone!
~ Aldobrandini after becoming an old man due to the lack of his elixir.

Count Aldobrandini is the main antagonist in the 1979 Czech film "Deváté srdce" ("The Ninth Heart"). He is an alchemist/sorcerer who constantly needs the blood of nine human hearts for an elixir that keeps him immortal.

He was portrayed by Juraj Kukura

Biography

He worked as an alchemist for the duke, promising him to create gold for him. He fell in love with Adriena and hypnotized her to bring her to the Hall of Time, his domain, where time passes by more quickly. He shows her his holiest secret: an elixier, brewed from the blood of nine human hearts as well as an ancient essence, which kept him immortal for centuries.

Finally, the student Martin, who also loves Adriena, revived the poor people who Alodobrandini took the heart blood from. Without the blood and the rest of the elixir, Aldobrandini aged to death while Adriena, Martin and the others escape.

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Trivia

  • Aldobrandini seems to be based on the Dutch Michel: They both collect people's hearts..
  • He is similiar to Nebukator, as they are both sorcerous alchemists who gain their lords' trust by promising them to create gold while they are actually just manipulating their masters for their own plans (Aldobrandini manipulates the duke for getting Adriana, Nebukator manipulates Heinrich for gaining control over castle Ehrenberg)
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