The most curious thing about this movie is the reaction one has after it ends. I immediately despised the cult and thought their ideology was sick and against human values. Then after it ended I started to accept it in a bizarre way, as if they truly lived in another reality (well it's a movie but you get the point) and in their reality this was normal and acceptable. That was the scary part. It went from being an horror to a documentary into the lives of these people. The main character, Dani, slowly slipped into this new distorted version of reality. What made it easier for her was her troubled psyche , she was already lost in many ways and the village was ready to recruit her. They present themselves as her new family and that she now has a place where she belongs and is loved, many new sisters , a new boyfriend etc. It is evil but it slowly becomes acceptable because everyone around her simply accepts it as normal. There is this cult yet the idea can be applied to many other groups. Once an idea becomes acceptable by the majority then it is considered normal , but being normal doesn't mean being righteous.
I also loved the psychological vulnerability of Dani, the girl was trapped, the vain and selfish personality of Christian but selfish(spoilt doesn't equal evil (Pelle). Many hated Christian way more than Pelle , which is very interesting . But if you empathise with the village or at least start viewing their practices as a norm then Pelle is definitely better than Christian.
The movie heavily played on the psychological realm and that beautiful monologue by Pelle with "do you fell at home" resonated with the audience, and it's how cults work. Giving a false sense of belonging yet the lives of the members have no real value to them. It's a psychedelic illusion, a drug that keeps the members enslaved.
Edit : also loved the exercise in empathy shown by the cult when they "shared" the pain of others but again that is fake empathy.
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