A superstitious, illiterate young gypsy servant girl comes to live with a solitary female artist at her country chateau. The girl has recurring nightmares of a naked man on horseback assaulting and abusing her.
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The point at which the arthouse & the grindhouse intersect; Larraz's film blends soft-focus eroticism & scenes of brutal violence with a kind of sub-Bergman/sub-Persona study on blurred identities, emotional transference & psychosexual awakening. Here "sin", as a conception, is literally personified as a naked man on horseback, becoming the harbinger for a character's slow descent into fantasy & bloodshed.