Midsommar

Trivia: During the feast in which Christian finds a pubic hair inside of his food, look closely at the drinks on the table. While the camera never calls direct attention to this, if you look closely, Christian's drink is very slightly darker than everyone else's. Earlier in the film, the camera briefly passes over a mural that depicts a woman collecting menstrual blood in a cup. (Along with the image of a woman cutting off pubic hairs, like the one Christian found in his food.) It seems Christian's drink has been laced with something he didn't expect.

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Trivia: Near the end of the film, as Dani is lifted and being carried to the dinner table, if you look closely, you can see the ghostly image of her deceased sister's face (with the exhaust hose in her mouth) in the background. It's been superimposed over the trees in the distance. It's very subtle and easy to miss, but if you know where to look, it's there.

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Trivia: The mural seen at the beginning of the film actually foreshadows the main plot of the entire movie. Pause and give it a look next time you watch.

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Trivia: Jack Reynor himself suggested that he run away nude after the sex scene. He was originally scripted to have grabbed a robe. Reynor felt this would make him look more pathetic and vulnerable. He also reportedly was influenced by seeing numerous women in horror movies run around naked, be sexually assaulted, etc. He felt it only made sense that male characters should also be forced into similar compromising and undignified situations.

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Trivia: Throughout the early scenes, Dani's clothing is all loose, ill-fitting or otherwise unflattering. However, when she is given clothes by the cult, they all fit her perfectly. It has been widely speculated that this is a very subtle hint that she fits in better with the cult than normal society.

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Trivia: The flower dress Dani wears at the end of the film took weeks to build, and included over 10,000 artificial flowers. The crew wanted to use real flowers, but it would have been impossible to keep them all alive. It was reportedly incredibly heavy and unwieldy, and actress Florence Pugh could barely move in it.

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Trivia: Spoiler: The film ends with the Pagan cult sacrificing Christian. This can be seen as symbolic retribution for Christianity largely eradicating Paganism from the world.

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Continuity mistake: When Dani is being carried around on a small platform after being crowned May Queen, there is a shot of her where she has her arms slightly extended. It then cuts to a different angle, where her arms are at her side. (02:11:35)

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Question: Spoilers: When Simon's corpse is discovered flayed apart and hanging, it looked like some of the organs suspended above him (possibly his lungs?) were still moving a bit. Was he still alive at that moment?

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Answer: Yes, that is the impression that is given. He is still alive.

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How would they be able to keep him from bleeding to death? We see earlier in the film when they kill Josh that someone was wearing Mark's skin. That means they completely flayed him and then crudely reattached his skin in order to hang him from the ceiling later on.

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Never mind, I see that I was confusing Simon with Mark. It looked like Mark hanging to me when Christian found Simon.

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