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This review is from: Fire [DVD] (DVD)
This is a splendid, if ponderous, film. The romance is gentle and sincere, I found the characters credible and well-acted. Some (not me) may find the male characters rigidly chauvinist, but other reviewers have confirmed this is not out of the ordinary in the cultural context.
The pace of the film is a little on the slow side, but if you are patient it builds well into the storyline and there are some darkly humorous moments to enjoy.
The elderly matriarch, whose communications following a stroke were restricted to ringing a bell, had her own way of expressing disapproval - this shocked me slightly but I got over it!
Overall, well-produced, romantic, intense and a bit sorrowful too.