The photography in this film is so atmospheric you feel you are back there with the travelling circus of the early 1900s.James Thierree is an amazing acrobat and the scenes with him and Alice in their performance are stunning. This is a tragic story though and I was not quite sure of Jodhi May's character Nina's agenda. Were they truly sisters? Would Alice really have gone off with the count or was she forced to? The ending was a surprise as well, so not really sure about this one.