This film delivers and pulls no punches at all. Ulrich Seidl stamps in his authority as a serious director right off the bat. He fly's you straight into the heart of Austria from your couch and remains hell-bent on submersing you in an intertwined journey through Eastern European life encompassing the necessary accuracy and rawness to achieve this properly for the viewer. Seidl sugarcoats nothing!
Several scenes will leave your imagination ridiculed by a rich plethora of colour contrast and imagery all finely cut together to generate a real sense of place and experience.
Without any faith whatsoever, I only dreamed this would one day be released in HD so you might conceive of my immense joy when I suddenly re-encountered it wrapped in a blue cover. I'll reserve the story/characters for others but for avant garde lovers who value realism or those moved by aesthetics, this is more than a worthwhile purchase you should not be disappointed with.