Sennentuntschi (2010)





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Evil descends upon a secluded mountain village in the Swiss Alps when a feral woman appears from out of nowhere, and a concerned local policeman comes to her aid. In the remote region of Höhenalp, lonely Alpine herdsman have been known to fashion an artificial woman out of a broom, straw, and rags to combat the isolation of the cruel winter months. They call these "love dolls" the Sennentuntschi, and legend states that they sometimes come to life. When the kindly policeman learns that the mute woman has come from Höhenalp, a living nightmare of madness depravity is unleashed upon this once-peaceful hamlet, corrupting the souls of everyone it touches. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Art House & International , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Critic Reviews for Sennentuntschi

All Critics (2)

the ingenious narrative of Switzerland's very first genre film winds, twists and doubles back on itself like a treacherous mountain pass, always clinging close to the edge of its own elaborate ambiguities.

August 31, 2011
Little White Lies

This gripping Swiss horror plays out like a grisly fairytale, with solid performances and impressive, visually sumptuous direction.

Full Review… | August 29, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Sennentuntschi


Review on the Run: This epic Swiss horror/mystery told the legend of a female spirit who was supernaturally summoned into a doll made out of a broom and rags, which manifested into a flesh and blood young woman. The brutish men who cast this spell assumed that she was their sex slave, ignoring that she had her own will like a regular human being. Problems proliferated as the men tried to control her. Read the rest here:

Jean Jessup
Jean Jessup

(aka Curse of the Alps.) Purportedly Switzerland's first genre film, this brilliant telling of a mythological tale filtered through two generations of a small village in the Alps is directed, acted, scored and edited with utmost skill and economy. The legend of the 'stick girl', brought unto the world for the sole purpose of serving it's (male) creators, both domestically and sexually, is fascinatingly told through flashbacks and asides, with a brilliant use of timeframes that only becomes clear the longer the film is on. There's some disturbing content here but also scope for laughs amidst the grisly details. Sennentuntischi is sure to become a future alongside two other great modern, grown-up fables - May and Pan's Labyrinth springing to mind. One of the highlights of the FilmFour FrightFest 2011.

Daniel Parsons
Daniel Parsons

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A typical horror flick based on an ancient legend. The story keeps changing its track chronologically, but it neither added to the style nor to the subject matter of the film for me. IMO, this Abracadabra is avoidable.

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familiar stranger

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