Sennentuntschi Switzerland 2010 – 110min.
Alpine saga by Michael Steiner about a mute woman who appears in a village seemingly from nowhere.
There is a myth told throughout the Alps about a Sennentuntschi, a doll made out of straw that isolated herdsmen use as "company", who comes to life and seeks revenge on the three men who conjured her up and abused her. Set in the mountains of Graubünden, the movie tells of a mysterious mute woman who appears out of nowhere just as men are disappearing and dying in the local village.
Director Michael Steiner ("Grounding") mixes the past and the present - including the real-life drama surrounding Natascha Kampusch - into a multilayered mystery thriller that is a blend of genres designed to confuse viewers and keep them guessing.