In Midsommar, (2019) Hanna (played by Louise Peterhoff) appears to be wearing some kind of modern ankle strap/support. The item is black with red or orange trim and not in keeping with the rest of her white/pale pagan style costume.

screen capture of the scene where the above-mentioned costume part is shown

I don't recall it being mentioned or referenced, and it surely isn't there by mistake. So what is its significance, why is it there?

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    An image might be useful here.
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Jul 11, 2019 at 19:00
  • I agree - I did look for an image.
    – Mr_Thyroid
    Commented Jul 11, 2019 at 20:27
  • @Paulie_D I've added a screen capture of a scene where I believe the costume part OP is talking about is shown. `@Mr_Thyroid, is this the correct costume part? If not, just rollback to a previous edit. Commented Sep 24, 2019 at 15:04
  • @Paulie_D yes that's the one - thanks for the screen grab.
    – Mr_Thyroid
    Commented Sep 24, 2019 at 19:56

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There doesn't appear to be an intended significance for the audience to know

There's nothing in the script for that scene that draws attention to the 'brace'. The camera doesn't focus on it in close up, and no character makes reference to it.


Siv gestures in the direction of a CARRIAGE, just beyond the tables. Its back sports TWO UNLIT TORCHES. Several girls (six to pull the carriage and six to accompany it) surround it. One GIRL scatters flowers to create a PATH between Dani and *the carriage. Dani RISES. Everyone else stands up, too.

DANI Can Christian come with me?

SIV No. The Queen must ride alone.

Dani pauses to accept this. She steps onto the floral path and approaches the carriage. On the way, Hanna offers her a LONG, FLAMING STICK. Dani accepts it. Hanna motions to the carriage’s unlit torches. Dani walks to the carriage, extends the stick’s flame toward the torches, and sets them each AFIRE.

Hanna takes the stick back from Dani, and gestures for her to enter the carriage. A TRADITIONALLY DRESSED MAN stands beside the carriage door. He hands Dani a VIAL OF HOLY SPRING WATER, and offers Dani his hand (for support) as she contemplates entering.

It's presumably either part of her standard attire (which seems unlikely as it's only seen in the later scenes), decorative for the ceremony, or functional to support an injury.

Additionally, we see other characters with orange touches to their white outfits, such as the headpiece of the Hargan men who light the torches:

Hargan men

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