A noble young man Albert, disguised and hiding his rich clothes, tries to care for a young peasant girl Giselle. Having achieved the reciprocity of Giselle, her simple-hearted love, vowing to become her fiance and husband, he suddenly meets his real bride Batilda. Upon learning of the deception, Giselle goes mad and dies.
The night after her death, the willys girls, who died before the wedding, deceived by their beloved, are about to take revenge on those who appear near the grave. They dance to death Hans - the forester. And then, on the order of their leader, they begin to take revenge on Albert, who also came to the grave of Giselle. Giselle tries to ask and protect her unfaithful lover, but she can not resist the will of willys girls. She with all her strength helps Albert to live until morning, when the spell dissipates. The love of young Giselle survived her life and saved the life of her lover.