Tells the story of Maria, a young woman who takes refuge in a house in southern Chile after escaping from a German colony.
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Cast overview:
Amalia Kassai Amalia Kassai ... María
Rainer Krause Rainer Krause ... Wolf (as Rainer Krausse)


Once upon a time - in the heart of the 20th century - there was a remote and secretive colony ensconced within central Chile from which nobody could escape...while Colonia Dignidad was known for its sweet honey, surrounding communities whispered of numerous, rumored atrocities committed within the reinforced boundaries of the commune. Conceived and tyrannically run by former Nazi Paul Schäfer, Colonia's covert activities ranged from politically sanctioned torture - on behalf of Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship - to Schäfer's personally orchestrated crimes against the children of Colonia. Inspired by a reported case, THE WOLF HOUSE testifies on behalf of semi-fictionalized Colonia captive Maria, a young German girl punished for releasing two beloved pigs. Maria escapes with her 'children' and finds false refuge within a supernaturally sentient house with the capacity to betray Colonia Dignidad's infamous legacy. Written by Mae Moreno

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Disturbing and fascinating
3 May 2019 | by PaoloReaperSee all my reviews

A lot of work went into this. That's something you notice right away.

Incredible visuals thanks to a craftsman's work, "La Casa Lobo" ("The Wolf House") enraptures us in a seemingly interminable nightmare, full of transitions and man-pigs. Weird, disturbing, interesting, breathtaking.

Recommended. Fantastic piece of stop-motion/animation(?

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Chile | Germany


Spanish | German

Release Date:

20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wolf House See more »

Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile See more »


Box Office


$245,000 (estimated)

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Diluvio, Globo Rojo Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.50 : 1
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