This movie is about a small village that it is isolated from the rest of the world because it’s surrounded by a forest full of strange creatures ready to attack anyone that tries to leave (you find more about it here). It’s not as animated with action as it might seem, but it has a surprising outcome.
There are two ideas that got stuck in my mind. The first one is about the difference between how people feel and how they behave. Sometimes we do the opposite of what we feel. Why? Maybe we have reasons to hide how we feel and behaving the opposite of that might help us overcome those feelings. Or maybe we’re too afraid and we think that we would be refused and we try to keep our distance from the people we have feelings for.
The second idea is about how people in charge treat their followers. I won’t say that they treat them good or bad, but they treat them based on their own beliefs. If they really think they try to do the best for the good of that community, they are prepared to do whatever it takes. The problem is that some of those actions are not quite moral, even though the actions are “for the good of community”.
Have you seen this movie? If so, what are your thoughts about it?