A series of unusual killings which victims are hunters, is shaking South-West Poland, while the main heroine, an elderly odd woman, thinks she knows what stands behind them. This crime thriller is an adaptation of a novel by one of the leading contemporary Polish writers, Olga Tokarczuk.
Retired civil engineer Duszejko lives a secluded life in a mountain village close to the border between Poland and the Czech Republic. She is charismatic and eccentric, a passionate astrologer and a strict vegetarian. One day her beloved dogs disappear. On a snowy winter’s night shortly afterwards she discovers the dead body of her neighbour and, next to it, deer tracks. More men die in a similarly mysterious way. All of them were pillars of the village community, and all were passionate hunters. Were these men killed by wild animals? Or has someone been provoked to pursue a bloody vendetta? At some point Duszejko herself comes under suspicion.
Director Agnieszka Holland. Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovak Republic, 2017. 16+
«Euphoria of the suburbs» program