Story

The main character of Harmony: The Five Frequencies Saga Part 1 is Harmony (Jessica Falkholt), who’s 21 years old and an orphan. Her mother died in childbirth, and Harmony has been raised by a midwife who stole her from the hospital, believing that the baby had special powers. And it turns out that Harmony does have a special power: she can absorb and remove the fear and pain of other people with a touch of her hand.

Living in a dark and gothic warehouse apartment, Harmony roams the streets at night seeking out people she can help. With each person she touches, Harmony becomes weaker and weaker, unable to bear the weight of the fear she has absorbed. Only in running water can she wash the fear and pain from her body. One day, Harmony has a chance encounter with another orphan, mysterious millionaire Mason (Jerome Meyer). They are magnetically drawn to each other by forces they have yet to discover. Together Harmony and Mason must discover how they’re connected, facing danger along the way.

Themes

Supernatural forces; fear versus love; being an orphan; bullying; suicide; threat of violence; overcoming fear

Violence

Harmony has a lot of physical and psychological violence. For example:

  • Some thugs threaten and bully other people, using menacing looks and harsh, threatening language.
  • When Harmony experiences the flashbacks of another person’s fear, she sees violent scenes, like someone kicking and punching a man in the face or people pointing guns at others.
  • A woman goes into an alley and prepares to kill herself, holding a gun to her own head. Harmony intervenes, and the woman doesn’t commit suicide.
  • Thugs break into Harmony’s home twice. The first time she is hiding naked in the bathtub. They trash and rob her apartment. The second time they find her. They tie her to a chair with tape, threaten her and verbally assault her. The leader points a gun at her.
  • When the thugs capture Harmony and tie her to the chair, she starts releasing the fear stored in her body. The fear comes out of her fingers as black, blood-like liquid and pools on the floor. This causes the thugs to go mad. One of them violently bangs his own head against a metal pole while another convulses on the ground.
  • A man grabs Harmony by the throat and holds her up against the wall as she chokes.

Sexual references

Harmony has some sexual references. For example:

  • There is an undertone of sexual violence when the man in the alley holds Harmony by the throat.
  • Mason and Harmony are romantically drawn to each other, fall in love and kiss each other.

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

Harmony implies some use of substances. For example, it seems that the thugs are using substances of some kind, although this isn’t shown.

Nudity and sexual activity

Harmony implies some nudity. For example, there are scenes where Harmony is in the bathtub and undressed, but these scenes don’t show her breasts or genitals.

Product placement

None of concern

Coarse language

None of concern

Ideas to discuss with your children

Harmony: The Five Frequencies Saga Part 1 is a gothic teen horror fantasy movie. It has very dark themes and is more suited to older teenagers than those under 15 years. There is a lot of psychological tension and threats of violence.

It’s worth being aware that the actor who plays Harmony died in a car accident shortly after filming. Some teenagers might want to talk about this with you.

The main message from this movie is that love can overcome fear.

Values in this movie that you could reinforce with your children include:

  • helping others, even at your own peril
  • not being afraid of unknown forces
  • looking after yourself in dangerous situations.

This movie could give you the chance to talk with your children about real-life issues like:

  • bullying and threatening behaviour
  • suicide and grief.