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Her father is now coming to the end of his life and concerned that he should know intimacy again with a woman, she asks her friend to perform the task which she agrees to do. The final scenes show his death which she accepts in the same way as the gorillas she has seen by gently thumping her chest to come to terms with her grief. The final scene is very touching, both girls take the father's ashes out to sea for burial. I wasn't surprised that Sir David had helped finance this film as it is gentle and makes the audience think. My parents still remember when Sir David was controller of BBC2 and all programmes had an intellectual slant which encouraged the audience to really absorb what they had seen.
I agree that the film is slow moving in parts and some may find the lack of makeup on the characters leaves them a lot to do acting-wise.