At the beginning of the 9th century a company of wanderers specializes in a show during which a false hanging is staged. During a stop, they are invited by Count Drago to his castle. The harlequin of the company is fired by Bruno after a fight and his place is taken by Eric, a former officer. As the go to the castle they meet an old woman who foretells that when they reach their destination, some will meet death. In the forest they see a crow that looks alive, but isn't. Finally they come to the castle where, behind an open door, they find waiting for them a room full of stuffed birds, or at least they seem so.. Count Drago then makes his appearance.
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