The House of Flowers: The Movie ending explained – what’s in the box?

June 23, 2021
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Ending Explained, Film, Netflix

This article discusses the ending of the Netflix film The House of Flowers: The Movie and will contain spoilers.

This film starts with the family’s maid, Delia (Norma Angélica), revealing a secret to Paulina on her deathbed. The secret being that there are hidden treasures in their old family home. With this treasure the family can exact vengeance on Agustin. Therefore, Paulina (Cecilia Suárez) embarks on a mission to track it down. Their plan unfolds at the same time that Virginia and Ernesto carry out theirs to obtain Agustin’s confession.

Flashbacks of filming wedding guests through a glory hole to capture the confession have to be one of my favorite plot lines ever created. And guess what, they get it. They play in front of all the wedding guests. This is my favorite scene in the whole film. This is the scene leading to the end. 

The ending of the film leads from Paulina being under the bed on which Bruno and his girlfriend are about to have sex when she jumps out and admits that they have broken in to retrieve something because Delia is dying. Therefore, the secret of Delia dying is out to everyone. Bruno has been dating the granddaughter of the woman who owns their old family house, so why they didn’t just ask her to get it? Well, that would have been the easy route.

They find the treasure — a lunchbox (which we already see in the first scene). When they get the box, all the alarms in the house sound, and they have to run. They steal and escape on a bus, driving off into the night. Inside the box is a videotape, which we now believe is the confession from the night of the wedding.

Gathered together around Delia, they open to box to find there is also a music box and drawings the children made for Delia when they were younger, which she describes as her “treasure.” They begin to watch the confession tape, only to find out that it has been taped over at some point, of the family, all of them altogether. This is obviously a very bitter-sweet ending for the family. The final message of the film being:

“I promise you, that in the end, everything will be alright. And if it’s not, it’s not the end.”

Perfecto.

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