This film has a documentary-like earthiness. The unaffected style of camerawork and acting, and the quite linear story-line, reinforce this quality and give the film a strong impact. There is a scene deleted from the released print that you will learn about in the extras. Given the mayhem going on in the world at the time of its release, this bit of "censorship" seems astonishing. An interesting titbit - the film is not spoilt by the concession to taste.