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 ...
106 min

Austria, 1813


So, you want to start off again?

- Had trouble sleeping again, anyway.

- You're always in such a hurry...

So you want to lie back down again?

It was such a great idea...

...to take you with me.

I don't regret it at all.

When was the last time you were here?

When I last visited my grandparents.

I must have been eight, maybe seven.

Are you sure

the cottage is still standing?

It'd better be!

If it's not, we're looking at a 3-day

walk back to the city.

Besides, it's not a town cottage.

It is somewhere up on the mountain.

Which direction?

- Good day!

- Good day!

Schartl. I'm looking for

the Schartl cottage?

- Why?

- I've inherited it. I'm the new owner.

- The Schartl boy?

- That's me!

That's impossible.

Before they died, the Schartls

lost their boy in the war.

That was my father.

I'm still here.

- Ah. The Schartl grandson.

- Precisely. Veith Schartl.

My comrade from the field, Jakob Trimm.

- Good day.

- Hello.

- So, you're back from battle?

- They're wearing uniforms, father...

...where do you think

they've come from, herding sheep?

Yes, we're back from fighting.

Large battle. More bloodshed

than we've seen in a long time.

And who won?

Well. We did.

So that French guy lost.

That... that Neapolitan.

Napoleon. You idiot!

Yeah. Well... right... the cottage.

I don't remember the way.

Up through the woods and then...?

Yeah. Keep to the right.

Past the Kranzler house.

But don't take the mountain

path, that would lead you

up too far,

up to the Hohenzinner house.

Thank you. Good day.

Good day.

Disgusting little person.

I've been warned that things are a bit

rougher in the Austrian empire...

Still, I officially

apologize for that wench.

Anyway. Thank you for giving me

a place to stay, Veith.

I'll be on my way in a few days.

Hm. Another strange Austrian phenomenon.


It's very quiet in your woods.

Good day!



Heinrich, we have visitors!

Come on, Mirli, which visitors should we

have up here that have to be announced?

And your father? The Kranzler doctor?

Is he still...

- Fell in battle?

- No! He died right here.

And now I'm the Kranzler doctor.

You were lucky, with that wound.

Healing well.

Thing is, no ones tells you

that healing hurts more

than actually being wounded. Damn...

Down with the schnapps. Has healing powers.

And the lady of the house?


...is your sister.

Exactly, neighbour.

Mirabell is my little sister.

Thank you.

Tastes good.

Spring Water.

About the leg, come by in two days,

then we change the bandages.

Allright. That will do.

Well, then, welcome here!

- Thank you.

- Yes. Same to you.

Good day.

I'm not used to normal people anymore.

You mean people that don't shoot at you...

My empire, Jakob. My empire.

Your empire.

See, Jakob.

This is the prize for all the horror.

That you can stand here, like this.

Joining a marching band tonight, Trimm?


We've arrived, Jakob.

You can rest now.

Tell me some more anecdotes

about your knees.

At least that will keep me from thinking.

What's all this thinking?

Talk, man. What are you thinking about?

About a young Hungarian.

You didn't see this,

you were already back in camp.


Long after the battle had ended,

he was still...

running around the corpses, screaming.

Stabbing the dead with his bayonet,

again and again.

Talking to them.

Even warning them.

He couldn't be stopped.

He just kept going on and on like this.

Tagyari, right.

The guy they eventually shot.

Yes. They had to shoot him.

Because he no longer cared about

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