Directed by Rainer Sarnet
In this folktale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans, but Hans is inexplicably infatuated by the visiting German baroness that possesses all that he longs for. For Liina, winning Hans’ requited love proves incredibly complicated in this dark, harsh landscape where spirits, werewolves, plagues, and the devil himself converge, where thievery is rampant, and where souls are highly regarded, but come quite cheap. With alluring black and white cinematography, Rainer Sarnet vividly captures these motley lives as they toil to exist—is existence worth anything if it lacks a soul?
Spirits, werewolves, plagues and the devil converge in this spellbinding folktale.
Cast: Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi, Katariina Unt, Taavi Eelmaa
love this movie, very interesting, beautifully shot...
Dark and beautiful but also very strange. I loved it!!
When I saw the opening to couldn’t take this movie seriously xD I was so confused
Hey man this shit happened to me okay, I got a cow skull stuck on my broom and the next thing I knew, WHOOP there the fuckin devil hisself was, takin my soul. Then that broom started gettin smart with me! What tha EFF
Unusual and beautifully filmed, but also a bit remote and distancing for my taste. It's very much an art film and I had to look up 'kratts' and Estonian folklore to appreciate this more. It is atmospheric and darkly funny at times. If you like foreign films, folktales and art films, give this one a watch--it's definitely worth checking out