The life of a lonely city girl goes off the rails when she suddenly meets a wolf on her way to the office. A powerful, energetic drama about extreme self-liberation and ultimate change of fortune. Excellent performances by both humans and animal. Nominated for the VPRO Big Screen Award.
The young woman Ania becomes obsessed by a wolf she sees in a city park one day. She is determined to catch the animal and lock it up in her apartment, an operation she approaches very systematically. The animal attraction felt by Ania takes over her whole life. She herself becomes increasingly wild; she doesn’t take much notice of social conventions any more, for instance at the office where she works. It’s striking how the balance of power with her boss shifts - to her advantage.
This fascinating third feature by Krebitz is about the desire to be as uninhibited as a wild animal. For the rather shy Ania, this desire seems primarily related to her suppressed sexuality: in her imagination, the wolf is her lover. The film is dominated by the acting of Lilith Stangenberg, who takes the viewer along very naturally on the unnatural path of her character - and she doesn’t shy away from the wolf as co-star.