Directed by Marek Piestrak
Set in 1848, a cavalry officer named Kasper returns home to find his wife dying after a botched abortion – from a pregnancy he had no part in. With her last breath she confesses that she has sold her soul to the Devil, and will return as a she-wolf to haunt him for the rest of his days. Seeking to forget these traumatic events, Kasper takes a job for a Count who’s been driven into exile, promising to look after the man’s house and his wife Julia until the Count can safely return. But Julia is an insatiably lustful creature who quickly takes up with an Austrian soldier in her husband’s absence. Could Julia’s feral nature be connected to the large wolf that’s been seen roaming the grounds?
A cavalry officer named Kasper returns home to find his wife dying. With her last breath she confesses that she has sold her soul, and will return as a she-wolf.
Cast: Krzysztof Jasinski, Iwona Bielska, Stanislaw Brejdygant, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Henryk Machalica
A slow but enjoyable Polish 'Folk Horror' film.
i actually found the plot quite difficult to follow
good old fashioned folk horror. quite enjoyed it.
Great period piece with horror aspects, though if you're looking for a werewolf flick this isn't it. Nice atmosphere, interesting choice of time in Polish history, awesome final shot imo, it's worth a watch once if you're intrigued by the concept.
Not bad. Points for atmosphere, but they did little with the horror aspect. I expected a werewolf story but the wolf barely plays a part. The film’s historical context, the failed Greater Polish Revolution of 1848, is far more interesting than the film itself. An interesting watch if you’re looking to experience foreign horror, but there’s probably better out there.