Weve already talked about the quiet fear of Danis degrading self-esteem and solitude. We havent talked about how one of the most gruesome scenes in the movie is likewise the creepiest, and not just for the factor the majority of individuals think.
They couple separates to pack and when Connie can not find Simon, an elder in the commune tells her Simon has already left. She is using the very same traditional clothing as a boy in an earlier scene (included only in the directors cut) who is almost drowned in a routine, so we can assume Connie was later on drowned in his location.
They are a couple who chooses to leave after witnessing the ättestupa, a traditional event where members of the commune who have actually reached the age of 72 dedicate suicide by leaping off a cliff. One of the members attempts suicide but survives the fall, he is then eliminated by another member of the commune with a big mallett while the crowd observes.
Midsommar is among the very best scary movies weve had in a long period of time. Not only because the entire story isnt done to death, but because the different plots fill us with fear from all instructions. Theres the apparent creep element of being in a very remote part of rural Sweden, the unfamiliar culture, not speaking the language and of course the biggest fear contractor of all– Christians aggressive passiveness for his sweetheart Dani who is handling the injury of being all of a sudden orphaned after her mentally ill sister murdered their parents before eliminating herself.
And here is Connie using the very same costume at the end:
They combine separates to pack and when Connie can not find Simon, a senior in the commune informs her Simon has currently left. Connie leaves on her own and her fate is not exposed up until the final scene when we can count her among the nine people being compromised. She is wearing the very same conventional clothing as a young boy in an earlier scene (included only in the directors cut) who is practically drowned in a routine, so we can assume Connie was later drowned in his place. If youre like me, you assumed Simon was deceased in this scene.
You presumed Simon was deceased in this scene if youre like me. If you are familiar with the type of torture depicted, you understand that it is performed while the victim is still alive. Heres how Wiki explains the approach: “the victims (in both cases members of royal families) were put in a prone position, their ribs severed from the spinal column with a sharp tool, and their lungs pulled through the opening to develop a set of wings.”.
MidsommarTime for a rewatch with fresh eyes.
MidsommarIts tough to think that Simon satisfied an even worse fate.
High up on hallucinogenics and fresh from a strange sex ritual, Christian stumbles into a shed where Simon is in the middle of blood eagle torture. (The scene with Christian and Simon starts at 2:28).
MidsommarIn the scene, you can also see Simons lungs a little pump up, indicating that he is quite still alive. This is validated by the Midsommar script, which states that Simon is breathing.