Run-Time: 1 x 45 min.
Directed by Anita Lackenberger
Written by Anita Lackenberger
A co-production by ORF and Kreativlösung und Filmproduktion GmbH in association with Land Niederösterreich and Land Niederösterreich Tourismus
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (VOICE-OVER)
Dark Days and Rough Nights - Mysterious Christmas Stories
Wildes Treiben an dunklen Tagen - Weihnachtsgeschichten in den Rauhnächten
While everybody knows the beautiful, holy and peaceful Christmas stories one main Christmas story which should have happened in the pre-Christian time has nearly been forgotten. This was a time where the dark days and nights have not only been celebrated but they where also populated by wild women, witches and talking animals.
What was the story behind this wild hunt and those women? Were they really dangerous for men? Is it true that if they got in contact with the wild women they lost their sight and became blind? This documentary leads through a mysterious Christmas world and tells about talking animals, exciting Christmas witches and a lot of other Christmas unrevealed secrets.