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Wurdilak – The Soulcatcher

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Wurdilak – The Soulcatcher

About the film: Robert Sigl - Wurdilak – The Soulcatcher

A fantasy/fairy tale set in the far north more than 100 years ago. Following the deaths of their parents who were lured into a blizzard when trying to hunt down a strange white wolf, little Kara and her handicapped brother Rupert are placed in the custody of their aunt Henrietta, who runs an orphanage on a remote, snowbound island. Kara and Rupert find out that all the other children act very strangely, as if their souls had been taken. Kara discovers that Henrietta is in league with dark forces and sacrifices the orphans’ souls to Wurdilak, the notorious soul catcher. For every soul she’s able to deliver, Wurdilak allows Henrietta’s deceased lover Hendryk Withers to change back from the shape of the ghostly white wolf to a living human being again for a few hours. Soon Rupert’s soul is taken, as well. With a magic relic, the Tupilak (a re-animated bird with three human heads), Kara must find Wurdilak’s hiding place to win back Rupert’s and the other children’s souls.
(Screenplay was funded by FFA/Filmförderungsanstalt and is available in both English and German)


07. 06. 2020

Robert Sigl's LAURIN in France - by prestige label "Le Chat qui fume"


• 1 BLURAY - 1 DVD
• BLURAY: English in DTS 2.0
• DVD: English in Dolby Digital 2.0
• Subtitles: French
• Zone All

SUMMARY : March 1901, in a German port village, Laurin, aged twelve, hears the cry for help, at nightfall, of a little boy whom she sees, from her window, being kidnapped by an adult. During the same night, Flora, Laurin's mother, sees on a bridge the inert body of the little boy and the face of his assassin; we find her dead in the morning, her body lying at the bottom of the bridge. With the father of Laurin, a sailor, being often absent, the little girl, plagued by strange visions, is now entrusted to her grandmother. She soon befriends a classmate, Stefan, who in turn disappears. A killer of children prowls around, and Laurin's curiosity puts her in great danger ...

ABOUT THE FILM :For his first feature film, Robert Sigl produced a true masterpiece, a fantastic tale whose atmosphere evokes the stories of Perrault or the Grimm brothers. Benefiting from a sublime photograph, Laurin summons through his images certain great masters of painting, from John Constable to Caspar Friedrich, via Brueghel. Without resorting to special effects, the director favors the atmosphere and the mystery, with this nature seeming to conceal dangers and secrets, and this village under the influence of traditions and religion. Thirty years after its release, Laurin remains a unique, timeless and wonderful work.

07. 06. 2020

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