R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
At around 1h 18 mins the unmistakable hooting of a Barred Owl is heard. The "Birds of North America" online database article on "Barred Owl (Strix varia)" describes their unique call as a "distinctive 8-note hooting call (often rendered as "Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all")." Placement in the soundtrack of an owl call with these specific mnemonic lyrics echo the overarching theme that people are expected to be domestically paired.
Heartless Woman: She jumped from the window from 180. There is blood and biscuits everywhere.
David: I hope she dies right away.
David: On second thought, I hope she suffers quite a bit before she dies. I just hope her pathetic screams can't be heard from my room, ...
In the shopping mall, whilst the female officer is questioning the kneeling woman who says that her husband is away, the officer goes and crouches down to look at the kneeling woman's shoes and puts her hands on the soles of them. In the next shot suddenly both of the officer's wrists are resting on her thighs near her knees, with her hands nowhere near the kneeling woman's shoes.
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