The form of this film is fractured, like the consciousness of its subjects.Typically when a film jumps in space or time there is some effort made to indicate this to the viewer – fade to black, or a title, or different colour grading. The film cuts between remote time periods and different locations in the exact manner it cuts between shots within a scene.Using the recordings somehow, Kris and Jeff become aware of The Sampler’s presence in their consciousness. They find records of all the victims, and mail them these details along with copies of Walden.The other victims come to the farm, and together they take over its management, caring for the pigs and their offspring.
This is strongest if the subject does not eat or sleep. He keeps her busy, starved and awake the whole time.I’m lucky and/or obsessive enough to have seen it twice, so I may have a leg up on plot comprehension.I’ll try to explain it now, and will follow with some other thoughts.This is One Reporter’s Opinion, but I see it as a metaphor for capitalism.The Thief is Capital, exploiting workers for financial gain and leaving them broken and alone.