After a time at the hotel our young man realizes he has only a few days to find a match, or he will be turned into an animal. He chooses a woman who no one else wants to be with, but their life is harsh, and she is absolutely not a good match. She is a horrible human, and we don’t know, but we can hope she gets what she deserves.
So, he ends up going on the run. While out, he is found by another group, who is the total opposite, they seem to abhor love and don’t want people getting close to each other. In fact they have serious punishments for people who do.
This was an odd film, but it does make one question what it means to be in love. Also, what does it mean to fall in love, and how do those who don’t find a single other to spend their lives with live. Things throughout the movie continue to get stranger and stranger, as our main character falls in love with a woman who is punished for loving him.
Eventually this movie comes to an unexpected and unfulfilled ending. It feels like there should be more, and one wonders about the backstory of some of the characters, what makes them who they are. Why are some so against love, while others seem to embrace it.
The most interesting thing about this whole film was the lack of emotions throughout. There is one woman in the movie who is overwhelmed by her emotions, and she loves biscuits, but everyone else has an almost flat affect, which makes me wonder if it is a societal thing, or if it is the way these people have been raised. How long has this been going on? Why did it start? And of course, if you had to become an animal because you couldn’t find love, what kind of animal would you choose?
A weird movie overall, but not a bad one. One might have to watch it multiple times to get all of the weird little nuances throughout, but I mostly enjoyed it.