AP1103’s review published on Letterboxd:
A study on fear and control. The village may not be real, but as a metaphor, there are few that are stronger and more relevant than this. You can see in it the workings of republics and theocracies and even in educational institutions. It might not be the scariest film ever made, but it says more about fear than any other.
Long after the credits roll, the hammer blows keep landing, and the one that might keep you awake is that, maybe you too live in the village.(Both physically and/or psychologically)
Also makes you realize that grief and trauma can't be outrun.
"They tried so hard,
And got so far,
But in the end,
It doesn't even matter"