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.

About movie

  • Written and directed by
    Adrian Panek
  • Cinematography
    Dominik Danilczyk
  • Editor
    Jarosław Kamiński
  • Music
    Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
  • Make up
    Dariusz Krysiak
  • Costume Design
    Małgorzata Karpiuk
  • Art Direction
    Anna Wunderlich
  • Produced by
    Magdalena Kamińska, Agata Szymańska / Balapolis
  • Production
    Poland / The Netherlands / Germany
  • Year
  • Running Time
    88 min.


43. Gdynia Film Festival

(Official Selection)


Fantastic Fest 2018 in Austin, Teksas

(Feature Film Section)

22. POFF Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn

(Main Competition)

MFFK Febiofest Bratislava

(Dark Planet Presents Section)

Cleveland International Film Festival

(Eastern European Competition)


43. Gdynia Film Festival

Best Directing

Best Music

22. POFF Black Nights Film Festiwal in Tallinn

Audience Award

Ecumenical Jury Prize