400 Days movie full length review - Intelligent deep movie - contains *spoiler*
I wanted to discuss this title in the forum, but alas, the stupid IMDb required cellphone account bindings, which I won't, so I'll try to post in here. Don't read on, if you don't want to get spoiled.
Imo this movie represents a collective projection of the characters. I think it's important to look at the gifts (which come in a red package) the crew members receive. Everyone of the 4 guys receives a gift.
Emily receives a Origami: it maybe represents a character who tries to figure out something, a doctor, scientist. Dvorak receives Sex magazines: he is hunting after women and sex Bug receives an empty book: he is thoughtful, deep thinking Theo receives playing cards: ... actually I can't explain this with my theory
So through the days in the ship the people are getting more crazy. The book-guy gets trapped in his own mind, thinking about his son in hospital. He tries to figure out what he maybe did wrong. He's trapped in his own mind perhaps, that's why he is figuring out a way out. Out of his own mind maze. That's why we see him locked in his room, painting the walls with a labyrinth and trying to find a way out. Actually later in the movie he also seems to run around in circles in the town to find his son. Basically he gets lost in his own mind. Dvorak looks for sex, and actually finds it in town later on. Also note that the "Bar" suddenly pops up in the darkness. It's like it materializes the moment he wishes it to be there. At the moment he asks "so where is the bar?". He also gets lost in this fantasy. That's why these 2 guys disappear (they were not slaughtered or anything).
The town and the darkness, the moon explosion are thoughts which were possibly induced by the rumbling and exciting their fantasy some weeks before. It's like they created a new reality from this fantasy. Okay, then they go into town. Note that in town no one wonders about their space-suits. No one cares. It's like in a dream world where you have protagonists, which don't care if you are naked or not. They are just here. Also the guys in town appear strange, surreal, like silhouettes, like from a horror movie. Actually this could be a common projection of how the 4 crew members look at the people in the real world. They all expect the worst from other people (even that they are cannibals, eating each other, imprison and eat others, and that the fat guy must be a butcher).
Now let's skip to the almost end: note that the girl suddenly has a medkit to heal the injured guy. A medkit that shouldn't exist. Maybe this should mean something else: that true love can heal people? After all they were a couple who were only told to break up (for the experiment), but in fact they still love each other.
And the end: the showmaster appears and applauds them... Imagine this showmaster as a god. A god, that gives everyone a gift (at the beginning) and let the people play out their roles according to their gifts. Very mind-boggling. Have you thought about what "gift" you got in your own life? It was not chosen by you, it was given to you... man... that's deep. So that's my take. But maybe I'm just crazy too. Almost couldn't sleep because of the movie.