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December 9, 2016
The film is very intriguing and pulls the viewer in, only to leave them questioning the entire story. It combines the suspense and thrill of American Horror Story with the mystery and eeriness of The Returned. This can especially be seen in the beautiful scenery of the film and the way it is portrayed with music, lighting, camera angles, and motion.
By introducing the "sennentuntschi", who is never named, as an innocent, naive, and childish woman, her violence and murders appear to be only reactionary. Some murders strongly support this notion, others do not, and by the end the viewer is left to ponder the sennentuntschi's motives, or if she is a sennentuntschi at all.
The plot branches off with many potential endings, but the film ends with no definitive explanation. The viewer is left to decide what truly happened in the Grison Alps.
½ October 27, 2016
Sennentuntschi is a Swiss fairy tale of a woman that can be summoned to fulfill the needs of man. There is a catch though, the woman will kill and skin the men and make dolls out of them.

This tale is told through two generations. The myth brings the whole town to paranoia and violence centered around a police man sheltering a mysterious woman.

The lovely part of this story is the validity of the myth itself. The policeman has a logical explanation for everything and it certainly fits. But the supernatural element fits perfectly too. She COULD be the devil, or she could just be a woman who was lost and showed up at the cabin. While it is never outright explained there is some subtle inferences as to the true nature of the mute woman.

The acting was top notch, as well as the cinematography. The tension builds constantly leading to a violent and bloody conclusion.

Highly recommended!
NaWia
Super Reviewer
May 21, 2014
Basically I dont watch Swiss Movies. Swiss are better in lot of things but they are really bad (bad is underestated) in making Movies, unless Germans and/or Austrians support them, and Sennentuntschi is one of them.

An example was the Movie named "ring thing" which was a disaster....anyhow back to Sennentuntschi, it was an okay for an "Horror"

Honestly I watched it because there was nothing better on TV and I had flue.
½ February 11, 2014
An interesting delve into the corrupted minds that cause hysteria and from that, folklore (as well as creepy legends) to tell around the campfire. This is a worthy investment and gorgeously mounted story full of great performances and fairy tale enchantment!
October 22, 2013
The Film is constantly misleading the viewer; it lets you believe, you know more than you actually do. The further you get towards the ending, the more you start to doubt everthing.
The performances are for the most part over the top, i.e., trashy. This of course fits the genre, but you have to be aware of that and accept it as is.
The filmography is one of the films positive sides. Lightning and colours are greatly dealt with, as well as pacing and angles.
It's not a must see, but i recomend it.
November 17, 2012
1975 - Svájci Alpok. Egy eldugott kis hegyi faluban feltűnik egy csodálatosan sz (C)p, ám zavarodott (C)s n (C)ma n'. A falu rend're, Reusch, gondjaiba veszi (C)s megpróbálja kideríteni, hogy ki lehet. Egyes pletykák szerint a Magas-Alpokból való lehet, ahol a pásztorok megdöbbent' dolgokat követnek el, hogy n'khöz jussanak.Sok söt (C)t 1/4gyre der 1/4l f (C)ny, amelyek jobb lett volna, ha rejtve maradnak. A látszólag tiszta (C)s becs 1/4letes világba bel (C)p a k (C)jvágy, az 'r 1/4let (C)s a gyilkosság. A vallásos megszállottság, k (C)pmutatás, nemi er'szak (C)s d (C)monhit tönkretesz egy ifjú családot, továbbá pusztulást hoz egy teljes falura..
½ June 17, 2012
I didn't understand very well the end of this movie :S
March 20, 2012
cool swiss genre movie.
3/5
½ November 13, 2011
peli basada en una leyetda suiza pero, brinca mucho de una linea de tiempo a otra .. interesante por momentos
November 3, 2011
An old style horror/mystery movie, complete with the ominous creepy music, aptly set in 1975 on a small mountain village where evil, dark folklore, and witchcraft still very much alive and kicking.
Super Reviewer
September 14, 2011
(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.
August 30, 2011
Refreshingly original "ancient legend brings about hideous nastiness" movie, with slightly confusing timeline. Pay attention, it's not that difficult.
½ August 21, 2011
Slickly directed and well acted, this strange, grisly fairy tale is a gripping and unique horror which will help put Swiss genre filmmaking on the map.
August 10, 2011
Una leggenda narra che tre pastori, isolati e ubriachi, costruiscano un fantoccio di pezza chiedendo poi al diavolo di dargli vita, trasformandolo in una vera donna della quale possano abusare a piacimento. C'è però un prezzo da pagare...
Negli anni 70 in uno sperduto villaggio di montagna tra le alpi svizzere appare una ragazza muta, bellissima e all'apparenza disturbata...
Bello, originale, intenso.
August 9, 2011
Curious because of the Swiss Legend, my Hubby(R.I.P.)was from Zurich, so now I try to indulge in every Film with Swiss ties.I'm Sappy, I know
½ August 4, 2011
A well made Swiss horror movie, 2 hours movie keep you interested till the end, little bit sick and crazy kind of idea movie, not for everybody! 18 plus!
½ July 31, 2011
The discovery of a dead body in the Swiss alps cues flashbacks to 1975 and the tale of a feral woman who(TM)s fled from the mountains seeking refuge in a small village where she(TM)s taken under the wing of the local policeman. Local legend says that lonely herdsmen could cast a spell to create a ~sennentuntschi(TM) (slave woman) but what really took place up there? This Swiss thriller confuses itself by too many jumps in time, but is an otherwise engaging drama enhanced by its beautiful and original setting.
July 26, 2011
no esta mal pero pudo ser mejor
½ July 22, 2011
Película de horror para los suizos, sin embargo para mi no fue película de terror, la vi como una leyenda urbana explicada desde el punto de vista mágico y psicológico, una buena muestra de como se puede tergiversar la realidad según las creencias y como la crianza puede destruir la personalidad de alguien, se puede ver
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