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on 12 March 2014
I purchased this DVD simply because I have had the book of the same name for a long time. I was interested in seeing how its transposition onto film was achieved. I was not surprised to discover that although the film is very good, the essence of the pain and sorrow that the writer masterfully portrayed in his book did not and probably could not be transposed onto a screen.
The film is worth buying but watch it before you read his book. But do buy the book. It will disturb you and will take you into the realms of good and very deep drama in a way that can only be received through the written word. The silence is absolutely deafening.