Synopsis: Austria-Hungary 1813: Jacob and Veith return home from the Napoleonic war. Their road leads to the remote mountain village Pahlbach. The two newcomers encounter a frosty reception - and as the night has barely passed, they already understand why: In the woods around the village a strange evil is brewing mischief. Unknown creatures of extraordinary violence and cunning, lure the men into the woods and make a silent demand: In order to further propagate, the beasts claim women's bodies. While Jacob refuses immediately and calls out the fight, Veith is still uncertain: The enemy appears to overpowering. Maybe they should try to come to terms. Progressing events put the courage and humanity of the two men to the test and threaten to shatter their friendship. But Jacob Veith and are not the only ones to whom the demand was made. The battle lines are hardening - and in a single bloody night, the future of the whole place is at stake ...
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whom he was actually stabbing.

Although I don't think he really

wanted to kill us.

He just no longer knew how to stop.

He no longer knew if he could stop.

If he was allowed to stop.

Well, what can you do.

It was just too many people.

The Hungarian couldn't bear it, we could.

Anyway, that's all over now.

You'll see, Trimm, it will all

feel better in the morning.

Good night.

Good night.

First Day



What the

Are these woods used as hunting grounds?

I don't know. Maybe.

Take your rifle with you.

Did you find something?

No. Just this strange thing...

A thing like that one.


Mirli, go into the parlor. Go!

Bring him in here.

Lay him down. Careful with his neck.

Take this. Press down. Hard.

You, go take care of Mirabell.


Whatever happened, she

shouldn't be alone now.

Further up.

There's no need to be scared.

We weren't followed.

Forgive me.

You... you shouldn't have seen that.

I know that man.

He was a stray gipsy.

Lived in the woods and begged

for food in the village.

Everyone hated them.

And now they've killed him, haven't they?

The woman. Is the woman alright?

We didn't find a woman.

But I can assure you that,

he was not attacked by villagers.

This was someone else.

Too late.

Nobody should be woken like that.

Maybe you should get men from

the village to join you.

No. If we did, they would immediately

accuse us of murder.

But you wanted to save him!

Yes, but we are the only

strangers around here,

and we just arrived yesterday evening.

I will take care of the word of mouth.

The gypsy had an accident, and I

found him in the woods. You can go.

Thank you.

It's not right

for them to go back up there.

It's not right at all.

It's madness.

Something this different

should not be touched.

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