The Wanderer

The Wanderer

| 11 min

Also available

This animation short is an adaptation of Michel Tremblay's short story "The Devil and the Mushroom." A tale of supernatural power, greed and violence, it involves a sinister stranger who single-handedly transforms a quiet village into the scene of a phantasmagoric nightmare.

Embed this code on your site

The Wanderer, George Ungar, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Video player width

by Reset
  • director
    George Ungar
  • animation
    George Ungar
  • producer
    Eunice Macaulay
    Ishu Patel
    George Ungar
  • executive producer
    Douglas MacDonald
  • sound
    Normand Roger
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • editing
    David Fine

  • None

    There is no devil, there is no evil. Everything in this world is done only with good intentions. It is only our judgement that looks at things as evil or good. Unfortunately, the short story emphasizes too much on 'evil' and some devilish force. We have so much complexity as humans and to blame devil for our stupidity bring everything into vain. Time to grow up from childish fables into adult fables. We are supposed to know better.

    None, 19 Jan 2020
  • AlexanderLee

    Like Nasferatu, the Devil contaminates the world. This animation offers us no redemption as the German classic.did. It's in the vein of the Klaus Kinski version where vermin overrun everything. We have a choice of visions. Love redeems us or God abandons us. Both visions ring equally true.

    AlexanderLee, 8 Jul 2010

The NFB is committed to respecting your privacy

We use cookies to ensure that our site works efficiently, as well as for advertising purposes.

If you do not wish to have your information used in this way, you can modify your browser settings before continuing your visit.

Learn more