"An everyday story of country folk, North Germany circa 1914. This film seemed to have elements from “The Crucible” and “village of the Damned” with homage to Ingmar Bergman’s early work. It was dour and depressing with the monochrome adding to a dream like non reality. It was a fly on the wall which was neither entertaining or satisfying. It’s conclusions seemingly were that society can be very cruel and can inflict a vengeance on other members of that society who may be different by class or by appearance, which can give rise to ethnic cleansing. The suppressed society was the culprit not individuals."