Time of the Wolf

In the aftermath of a global catastrophe, the family leaves the city and seeks refuge in a holiday home. However, it is already inhabited by strangers who attack the family and force them to leave.

Le Temps du loup
France, Austria, Germany 2003
  • Czech
113 min.

The beginning of the apocalypse, known in Germanic mythology as the time of the wolves; an unspecified industrial catastrophe destroyed the world. Like many others, Anna and her family flee the city for the countryside to escape the pervasive chaos. But she quickly and painfully becomes convinced that there is no escape. Deprived of their possessions and all the advantages of civilization, the people band together to survive. Anger, violence and murder become legitimate means to preserve their own lives.

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Director: Michael Haneke
Screenplay: Michael Haneke
Cinematography: Jürgen Jürges
Sound: Guillaume Sciama, Jean-Pierre Laforce
Editing: Monika Willi, Nadine Muse
Production Design: Christoph Kanter
Producer: Margaret Ménégoz, Veit Heiduschka
Co-production: Michael Weber
Costumes: Lisy Christl
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Maurice Bénichou, Anaïs Demoustier, Lucas Biscombe, Hakim Taleb, Béatrice Dalle, Patrice Chéreau, Brigitte Roüan, Olivier Gourmet, Daniel Duval, Branko Samarovski

Sitges Film Festival

2003 – Michael Haneke (Best Screenplay)

Sitges Film Festival

2003 – Michael Haneke (José Luis Guarner Critic's Award)