A semi-feral band of child survivors from a concentration camp find themselves imprisoned in an isolated house by a pack of slavering guard dogs from the same camp. This crass allegorical tale from Poland has some visual flair but relies rather too heavily on exploitative, horror-style music cues and lascivious shots of mutilation and injury. Choppy editing adds to the sense that this picture is struggling to achieve a tonal balance and work out exactly what it is trying to say.
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Wendy Ide is the Observer's deputy film critic