During the winter, in a forest near the Carpathians, Ulrich Von Gradwitz and Georg Znaeym have been fighting for years over who owns the land between them.
The men find themselves staring each other in the eyes, ready to shoot, when a tree falls, hitting them both. Both trapped, they bicker, hoping that their men comes first, so they can kill the other man.
HELP! HELP! HELP!
Von Gradwitz tries to share his wine and be friendly, however, George does not except it, still waiting for this men to arrive.
Ulrich proposes an idea that they should put the feud behind them, and that if his men come first, they will free Georg first, after hesitating a while, Georg agrees.
I hear men!
The men agree to yell for their men to help, Ulrich then sees men coming down the hill, thinking they are saved. However, they can not tell who’s men are coming.
We are safe!
Still watching, Georg believes they are Ulrich’s men, because there is 9 or 10 of them. With Ulrich looking closer he realizes they are wolves.