The government of Colombia decided to loan the 28,000 square meter fixer-upper to a fraternity of hermetic Benedictine monks.
And Demme, by barely indicating the visual presence of the audience until the end, intensifies the closed-off, hermetic feeling.
We love to laugh at Kim and Company because it distracts our souls from the horrific reality of their hermetic regime.
c.1600 (implied in hermetically), "completely sealed," also (1630s) "dealing with occult science or alchemy," from Latin hermeticus, from Greek Hermes, god of science and art, among other things, identified by Neoplatonists, mystics, and alchemists with the Egyptian god Thoth as Hermes Trismegistos "Thrice-Great Hermes," who supposedly invented the process of making a glass tube airtight (a process in alchemy) using a secret seal.
hermetic her·met·ic (hər-mět'ĭk) or her·met·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Completely sealed, especially against the escape or entry of air.