Top positive review
brilliant foreign film (spoilers)
on 27 February 2016
The basis of the film centers around a conflict between two men & two families, middle class v poor, modern v tradition. The strength of the film is the way it constantly shifts your opinion of the characters and what really took place, you may go from liking a character to firmly disliking them and then back to being unsure, in this way the characters are complex, rich and flawed, they feel real and authentic unlike most characters in cinema. Both the men may be enemies but they share plenty in common too, they both have a nasty side to them, each with long suffering wives & an innocent daughter. The story also features a helpless old man with alzheimer's disease who is genuinely pitiable. The cinematography favours a subdued look, with lots of greys, pale greens, light purples and whites.
The Blu ray comes with 1080p resolution, picture aspect ratio 1.85:1 full screen and DTS-HD Master Audio 3.0.