The new instructor, Mrs. Novak, played by Mia Wasikowska, claims to know how to elevate oneself beyond the need for food and set oneself free from all of society's myths about it. there's only a hunch, but there seems to be a striking comparison to cultish behaviour or even to propagating misconceptions about exercising one's own judgement by engaging in extreme and dangerous behaviour. As she uses a calm voice, cheerfulness, and even boosting her students' confidence to manipulate others, her presentation is a mix of scary and terrifying. Through these components, it offers excellent commentary on the perils of these characters, particularly with regard to their ability to influence young individuals.
Viewers might be surprised to see that Club zero contains several comical moments that, due to their inappropriateness, make viewers feel uneasy. Examples include Elsa (Ksenia Devriendt), who demonstrated to her parents that her willpower is greater than her need for food by making her puke up her supper before eating it. Then there is Fred (Luke Barker), who has stopped taking his diabetic medication because he believes that fasting is strengthening and mending him.
It's simple to infer what Hausner and co-author Géraldine Bajard are attempting to say and about whom they're saying it. Despite the humour and satirical narrative, it's important to remember that instructors may either be incredibly beneficial to a child's growth or startlingly harmful. Club zero, of course, is an extreme case in point. However, it's a frightening concept supported by plausibility and probability when you consider recent occurrences and how people nowadays obtain information. Because of this, Hausner's piece is even funnier. She delivers it with a tinge of fearmongering, possibly unintentionally, while burying it all in a basket of humour. It's very great.
Club zero has all the makings of a future cult classic, with its jarring music, bold moments, and unpleasant language. And there's a good reason behind it. Wasikowska gives a scary yet amazing performance, the movie makes a good point about the perils of blindly following, and it is a lot of fun. Although the odd plot may not appeal to everyone, my best bet is that Club zero will elicit conversation no matter what your overall opinion is.