IMHO the Swedish movie “The Unthinkable” (“Den blomstertid nu kommer”) is not entirely unlike GZ, especially not if you disregard all the robots. Could very well be the prequel to the moment our protagonist returns to Ostertorn. As most Scandinavian movies it is worth watching.
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Cool that you already knew about the movie, @C_N66. I did a search but nothing popped up, therefore this thread
I agree about the ending and I even considered to recommend skipping the last 5 minutes with the credits. However, the scenery and setting is very much GZ, and for someone not familiar with Swedish culture and nature, the movie is a good start.
I like your idea about a movie poster in-game if copyrights would allow that.
I know nothing about the May-pole tradition in Sweden. For instance, the May-pole is most likely erected in May, but in the game it’s still there in December. Is this normal that the poles are left standing for so long?
I don’t even know what the exact date it is in the game, but I know it’s at least 14 december 1989. Because I found a ‘Daily tear-off calendar’ with the date 14, with almost no pages left.
Well, I don’t know how I should explain it. There are many different explainations, but the best one I heard/read is that;
the rings represent the sun and the moon, the pole that those hang on is Midgård (Earth). The long pole that goes down represent the World Mill that you dance around to as a clock.
The ribbons represent Bifrost (rainbow bridge) that Odin and the other gods travel the day to have an meeting in Helheim (the dead’s realm where Loki’s daughter Hel rule (I think it was Helheim)).
In modern times it is also celebrated when the Sun stand as highest and longer light up here.
In December it is the opposite, during Yule it is the darkest. Also Frej and Freja (fertility gods are celebrated)
Note; I am writing this from my phone, sorry for the mess.