In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes from the Devil who, in revenge, deprives her of her hands. So begins her long journey towards the light… but in spite of her resilience, the Devil devises a plan of his own.
A Faustian pact with the Devil is brought to life in exquisitely hand-painted images in this deliciously dark adaptation of a Brothers Grimm story. Expansively shapeshifting before our eyes, Sébastien Laudenbach’s startlingly original animation unfolds like a shadowy and half-remembered fever dream.