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Great film from a great director
on 14 April 2017
The full director's cut of a terrific Ang Lee film set around the time of the American Civil War, bleakly illustrating the divided loyalties of friends and families. Not a great time or place to live out your life which always threatens to be be brutish, nasty, and short. But there's plenty and humour and camraderie here too, and Lee depicts the violence for what a civil war illustrates more than most other warfare – it's just all so pointless and pathetic (in the true sense of the word). Vivid and gripping, this isn't a film that will have you glancing at your watch.