Time of the Wolf

Synopsis: In an undefined time, the environment has been totally destroyed and now the water is contaminated and the animals have been burned. Georges Laurent travels with her wife Anne Laurent, their teenage daughter Eva and their son Ben from the city to their cabin in the countryside. On the arrival, they find that intruders have broken in the house, and one stranger kills George. Anne, Eva and Ben wander through the village asking for shelter and supplies for their acquaintances, but they refuse to help them. They reach an abandoned barn and spend the night inside. On the next morning, they meet a teenage boy and they walk together to a train station, where they find other survivors. Together, they wait for the train expecting to go to a better place in the middle of the chaos.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Michael Haneke
Production: Palm Pictures
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

Time of the wolf

Ben! Leave the birdcage in the car until the house has warmed up.

But it's hungry!

It will last for 10 minutes.

Take that box instead.

Will help me, Eva?

It's wet at the bottom. Don't soil your clothes, Ben.

Where shall I put that one?

Doesn't matter! Put it anywhere.

Let's see...

- Freeze!

Close the door and come back.

What are you doing here?

I mean... How did you get in here?

What do you want?

Please. Put the gun down.

Stay put, or I will shoot!

What did you think? This is private property.

You can't simply ...

Tell them to leave.

- Shut up!

And take the baby away.

Let's talk this through.

Surely, we can work this out.

He shall leave!

We are not your enemies...

How long do you plan to stay?

Do you have food? For how long?

For long.

We share some with you, if you want.

Where do you come from? Are you from the city?

How much gas do you have?

It's almost gone.


Just some bottles.

Will you let the children go?

I implore you!

Get into the car.

Eva, take Ben and get outside.

What do they want?

Check that box.

We will get our things inside.

You killed him!

You killed him!

Be quiet!

Enough! Shut up! Scram!



Come on! Leave! Take him an leave.

My husband was shot.

But you do know me!


There are people in our cottage. They shot Schorsch!

They took our car and the provisions.

I am very sorry.

It's your duty to help us.

You do know the situation.

Do you just act stupid?

Why did you come here from the city in the first place?

Take the children an leave.

Go away.

Madame Ordnaire!

I know that you can here me.

I will be back shortly.

Eva will stay with you.

I'll find some food. Probably even a place to sleep.

Take care.

Come here Benny.

Try to get some sleep.

I'll make as fast as I can.

Come on! You must sleep now.

Don't come here again. My husband must not know!

You have always been kind to me, too.

I can't give you any more.

Good luck.

Wait! I'll give it a try.

You must get it!

It won't escape us.

Please! It must not escape!


Look out! It's getting away!

I know! Quiet!

Stay there!

Come on! Get it down!

Be quiet!

Your shouting is scaring it.

Quiet... Shit!


Lie down! Don't move.

Take a clean tissue.

Put your head back. Come on!

Calm down.

When you stay calm, I'll get the bird for you.


Come on.

You do want to go to Benny, don't you?

Quiet... There we go!

There it is.

Sleep now!

Mom! Mom wake up!

Mom! Benny is gone!


- Benny! He is gone!

He way lying next to me, now he is gone.

Get more hay.

- Can you give me the lighter?

Take care not to burn down the barn.

- I know.

Benny! Where are you?

You must light it outside.

There is so much falling down.

There is too much lying on the floor.

We need more. Go, get more.

It's no use like this. We must go looking for him.

Can you keep the fire burning?

- Sure.

Give me the lighter. You must keep it burning brightly.

When it dies down, I won't find my way back to you.

Did you understand?

Don't worry. We will find him!

Don't go! I'm scared!

Me too. But don't worry.

We will find him.

Keep it burning and be careful.

I will go now.

Eva, I love you! Don't you forget that!

Benny! Can you hear me?

Get over here! To the light!

Benny! If you can hear me, answer me!

Is there somebody there? Hello? Anybody?

Our jackets burned!

What have done? Are you too stupid to be careful?

Why did you leave!

If you had stayed, none this would have happened.

Eva! Eva! Don't run away!

I'm sorry. I didn't mean it.

It's all to much for me to bear.

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Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke is an Austrian film director and screenwriter best known for films such as Funny Games, Caché, The White Ribbon and Amour. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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