Braid is directed and written by Mitzi Peirone. This woman is Italian by origin, which partly explains the unusual relationship in the film, the fabulous surroundings of some scenes.
What is the movie Braid about
Two girls with petty criminal inclinations are wanted because of the drug trade. Petula and Tilda lost about $80,000 during a police raid and are now on the run from both the cops and their drug dealer. The girls decide to rob their rich psycho friend who lives in a fantasy world from her childhood. To take the money, they must take part in a perverted game.
Tilda Darlings (Sarah Hay) is taking inventory of their drugs and contemplating how they can sell them. Petula Thames (Imogen Waterhouse) is lying on the bed. Things take an unexpected turn when the cops show up and the girls have to flee without the precursors.
They need to find money to pay off Coco’s supplier. Petula and Tilda board the train. In their hometown, they are going to visit their friend Daphne Peters (Madeline Brewer).
Photos of three girls are shown when they were still children. In the photo, they are located in a house built on a tree and play nurses.
Tilda and Petula put their phones and IDs in the mailbox. Tilda then walks into the house and acts like nothing is happening. She calls the woman at the sink Mom. It’s actually Tilda and Daphne who have been playing this game since childhood. Then Petula rings the doorbell like a doctor. Daphne is not too aware of reality, although the stakes are quite high. Attackers urgently need to find a safe and money. The viewer will also learn the history of the relationship between the three and what led them to their current position. The detective from their past, Siegel (Scott Cohen), also returns to investigate.
Something traumatic happened to Daphne when she was a child. All this is rather sad, given the role that the fantasy world occupies in her life. She strongly resembles a madwoman.
There was a moment in the movie when it all felt like a dream. Strange things are happening. There is a deep concept here that young people are often idealistic and strive to make their dreams come true. The problem may be that some people’s dreams are too lofty. Some people are unable to cope with this and they are depressed because of this.
The film is 82 minutes long and looks quite surreal. The ending looks metaphorical and explains to the viewer what ruined their childhood. But girls can’t handle it.
The acting in the film is good. Brewer did a great job portraying the crazy one. The psyche of the character played e is unstable, but at the same time, Daphne knows what she is doing. Waterhouse is also very good. She appears as a strong character and leader. But what really makes her interesting is her frankness. Hai is also quite attractive with her acting. The character played by her seems incredibly intriguing, especially in the third chapter of the Chimera. Cohen was also good in his role. All the actors did what was necessary for the plot.
The film is beautifully shot, but there are also some unusual aspects. This is partly due to the fact that Petula and Tilda take drugs, so they dress brightly and do unusual things. The blood and other effects seem plausible.
There are many surreal manifestations in this film. It contains an interesting concept of how people can try to brighten up their miserable life or, conversely, avoid it.
The meaning of the film Braid
The characters are strange, their actions most often defy explanation. Or, at least, they are difficult to comprehend. Why does this girl, for example, do this, and the other – differently? Shouldn’t they be reasonable? This is what can greatly annoy many viewers trying to find answers to their questions. In “Braid” there is a lot of irrational, inexplicable. The film just needs to be accepted as it is and not look for a deep meaning.
Movie ending explanation
In the dynamics of the relationship between the three central characters – Tilda, Petula and Daphne – there is constant tension. The chilling atmosphere is enhanced by the careful selection of lighting and sets in the impressive estate where Braid was filmed, and composer Michael Gatt creates a compelling score that maintains the tense atmosphere. What’s more, superb cinematography, including unconventional camera angles and tracking shots, allows director Mitzi Peirone to create some beautiful scenes and capture many eye-catching shots. The costume designs, hair and makeup also follow the same intent, along with sparing effects and gore. From a technical standpoint, it’s solid and downright beautiful.
The breathtaking views that open up to the viewer’s gaze only enhance the gloomy-fantastic feeling of the picture. The plot is simple but captivating. As well as all of this is implemented and integrated as a whole, there are some aspects of the story that don’t fit in as perfectly as the rest. However, the core is strong enough to outweigh any flaw, as a portrait of Daphne’s horrific, twisted developmental delay, Tilda and Petula’s desperation – and the deteriorating mental state of all three. This is a fascinating, sophisticated psychological horror that simultaneously challenges the dullness of existence that sometimes occurs, and draws on the duality of existence, which in itself is able to impress.