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'80s fantasy film about an evil lord stealing the soul of a female singer

Country of origin: Unknown.
Date: Maybe the 80s or older.

The ruler of a castle steals the soul (?) of a female singer and puts it in a box (?), in order to force her to sing only for him.
His life is tied to an old tree standing near the castle. If the last branch of the tree breaks, he dies.
The tree is rumored to be surrounded by monsters and ghosts.
Nearby villagers eventually rescue the woman. Maybe somebody shoots the last branch off of the tree.
They also discover that the monsters were fake.
asked Mar 19, 2016 in Name That Movie by lavina (805 points)

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"The Carpathian Castle" (Romania, 1981)?
answered Jul 19, 2018 by Cinemanster (1,926 points)
selected Jul 20, 2018 by lavina
Thank you!
Thank you lavina. I thought it might also be "The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians" (1981) which was released the same year but came from Czechoslovakia. This was asked on another site and the OP said that wasn't the right one and I assumed it was you. I think that one is worth checking out also.