This movie is, for me, one of the most wonderful entertainment I've ever had. Anthony Hopkins makes here an extraordinary performance. It has also a part of documentary as you can see how worked the old machinery used in the early 20th century wellness sanatoriums. The directing is brilliant and accurate. The music matches totally with what appears on the screen. The settings are beautiful and the coordination of all the extras, high numbered in this movie, is absolutely perfect, knowing how hard it is to achieve it. Bravo to Alan Parker and to all the cast and team. I love this movie and I watch it very often. No, no, no: no one paid me to write this review.