I recently saw an advance screening of the film at a film festival and was very impressed. However, what impressed me most was the soundtrack. The film itself could loosely be described as a musical in the same sense that 'O Brother where art thou' could be described as one. As a result clearly a lot of effort has been put into the soundtrack which reads almost like a musical history of early 20th Century Europe. The most prominant style on the soundtrack is that of traditional Jewish songs, several of which feature on the soundtrack. Plus there are numerous gypsy folk songs. In contrast to this there are styles more popular in western europe of popular jazz as well as opera (and even hymns like 'All things bright and beautiful - although I doubt that these are included on the soundtrack itself). Not only does the soundtrack cover numerous influences but it also has a variety of moods - the energetic, uplifiting jazz and gypsy songs contrast nicely with the overblown opera and mournful Jewish music. Plus the film's writer/director prooves herself to be equally talented in another field - she produced the music on this album and co-wrote some of the music. I would definitely recommend this to those who buy film scores/soundtracks particularly to those who enjoyed the Schindlers List score as this is very similiar but this (in my humble opinion) is a lot more interesting due to a greater mixture of styles, influences and moods.