Yes, no doubt the dude is a pedophile. The wife is a sadistic enabler. But the lingering question remains: Why didn't she leave? That's the one that keeps us guessing. It's easy enough to pawn off the couple as sociopaths. But here is this seemingly normal arian poster girl who is driven to self-imposed exile. Could this happen to anyone?
Damn, of course it could. That's why we wonder. What would make us snap to submission? So we keep on digging for more for clues.