Liberation was just the beginning...
Feature film - 88 min - drama | horror
Summer, 1945. Eight children from Gross Rosen concentration camp find a provisional hiding place in a nearby abandoned orphanage, hidden deep within the forest. After escaping the horrors of war, these feral children strive to return to a normal life, but suddenly, their idyllic, peaceful quietness is interrupted. Encroaching from all sides within the forest, wolfhounds are circling. Released by SS officers before the liberation of Gross Rosen, these bloodthirsty hounds – taught to brutalize and kill prisoners with extreme precision – surround the orphanage. As their attempts to escape fail, these starving, thirsty children are driven mad - and back into the wilderness - but the true danger lurks inside the ramshackle palace they now call home.
“this grim fairy tale is original and gripping”
The Hollywood Reporter
“original and fresh” (…) “a reminder that genre films, such as horrors, can be graceful vessels for more profound content”
“very tense and exciting and scary and yet, it also ends in a very unexpected way that I really loved. Definitely be on the lookout for this little film.”
„heartbreaking” (…) „very highly recommended” … “In many ways, it is a heartbreaking film, but it also allows for the possibility of hope—and maybe even forgiveness. Very highly recommended”
“A mix, of sorts, between Lord of the Flies and Cujo” …“a gripping story of survival” … “magnetic” … “to say it is a masterpiece would be an understatement”
Original title: Wilkolak
Director: Adrian Panek
Writers: Adrian Panek
Genre: Drama | Horror
Duration: 88 min
Release Date: 2018
Tagline: Liberation was just the beginning...
Cast: Kamil Polnisiak
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