A motley gang of Polish children fight for survival against man and beast in Adrian Panek’s allegorical World War II thriller.

Evil stalks the forests of central Europe in Polish writerdirector Adrian Panek’s Werewolf, a thematically rich combination of coming-of-age drama, wartime thriller and horror movie. Headed by an ensemble cast of mostly nonprofessional child actors, Panek’s second feature centers on a group of former concentration camp inmates thrown together in occupied Poland in the chaotic final weeks of World War II, with the Nazi regime in collapse as Russian forces push westward.


Werewolf is a beautiful look at what people can do under the most gruesome of circumstances,