chanced upon this low key film coz the other show i wanted to watch at the film festival was sold out. found BUNNY really weird. well, actually not as weird and bizarre as errol morris, but weird as in all the strange situations and motives were not explained. can anyone help me with these?
1) my chief concern is the background/purpose/objective/rationale for the company. is it a government-funded body? what exactly do the bunnies have to do? it seems like more than "offering solace to emtionally damaged to strangers". ("sales have dropped." are they running some kind of business?)
2) why are the bunnies not allowed to interact with the strangers? if their job is to pacify the strangers, won't a little consoling make things better for them? (think of the suicide guy who almost jumped after he got no response from the husband)
3) what happened to the nice (the unbitchy one) colleague, the one who was taken away together with the extra volatile stranger? (the bunny that was looking frightened while taken away in a white van)
my friend thinks that my questions are irrelevant because (he thinks) the director wasn't interested in WHY things happened this way but the fact that they just happened this way. Eg, it doesnt matter why the bunnies are doing this coz ultimately the film's focus is the state of the urbanites' emotional decay. but i thought that without understanding the background of the characters and the story, i find it difficult to understand the psyche of the couple and the bunny company, and hence, the couple's emotional upheavals and even their deterioation. (lurla petting the cat at the provision shop counter: why is the job so draining that they themselves are becoming like the strangers they comfort?)
strangely hynoptic. compelling essay on the brittleness of human emotions.
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