It is that film that shocks you and is akin to the first layer of the onion. But if you try to take the bite of a whole onion, it would be the most disgusting assault on your taste buds. Joker works on the same platform.
Most of our memories are only as strong as our senses. We don’t retain a perfect, objective recollection of what was. We only remember what we feel, see, touch, hear or smell. Director J.-P. Valkeapää uses this human fallibility to brilliant effect for the opening of Dogs Don’t Wear Pants.