The point? and the doctor (spoilers)
Was the doctor playing matchmaker? Was it some sort of attempt to repopulate the planet? He seemed to be rather grudging in allowing the Man with access to the woman. He was clearly affectionate toward her himself. He even wore a tie. But did he think he was too old? did his equipment not work? or did he want the best for the woman and decided that would be someone her own age who was a decent enough sort?
He seemed to be examining the Man's private bits before agreeing to take him along without a blindfold so that would seem to mean that he was looking for sex to happen for one reason or another.
and what was the overall point? The sagely and artistic doctor takes on a strapping young man to give over his secret of something that seems very rare and valuable in this time, being a woman. They must protect themselves and her from the Brute which is some sort of symbol of how terrible the world can be. Eventually the brutality of the world overcomes both youth, innocence and wisdom to destroy the woman.
so is this saying that the brutality of men will win out? But the movie doesn't end there. The Man returns to the bandits and assigns another leader seemingly at random and decides to free the dwarf. Was this just random kindness? did he see that keeping people locked up was a bad plan after what happened to the woman?
and so having committed a selfless act in letting the dwarf free he is rewarded with a woman afterall? meaning that kindness will win eventually against brutality?
maybe i'm reading too much into it, but it seems that there is some sort of food for thought here.
also the nature of god is in question. sometimes food rains down from the heavens. other times its skull crushing rocks. he giveth and he taketh? good is a fickle maniac?
or is there no mention of god and its just a sign of a world gone wrong?