“The whole theme with water and hierarchy/height is really powerful. The poor family lives in a subbasement, not fully underground, so they look down on the housekeeper’s husband, who lives in a basement. Instead of rallying against the upper class, they fight each other. It shows class warfare in excruciating detail.
“Then we see how the rich are so nonchalant about the rain, but it ends the lives of those below them. The rain is merciless. Despite all of the family’s fantastic and incredible efforts to climb the social ladder, that rain pummels them all the same, and you see the camera travel down, down, down as they go from the rich family’s house to their subbasement, submerged in sewage. It’s a painful reminder of how stacked the deck is against the poor.”