An Alien Forest

  • highly original, quirky and gripping: entertainment of the first order from Doris Dörrie—bestselling author and probably Germany’s best-known female filmmaker.
  • a fast-paced, riveting thriller coalescing realistic issues including coming-of-age, breaking away from parental influence and escape.

12-year-old Pula’s mother sends her abroad to a strange country where she winds up in a sinister forest with her friend Pelge. They find shelter at the home of an eccentric elderly lady, but their sense of security is misguided: a threatening monster-like creature—half-snake, half giant worm—has holed up in the house and it keeps growing and growing and getting more dangerous by the minute. Soon it threatens to devour the whole house!