This film is one of the greatest works of art of the twentieth century. This film should be played on repeat in the Louvre on a larges screen in a room by itself every day of the year. It is one of the greatest achievements of humankind. Each scene has a depth of meaning which is like a piece of Shakespearian poetry. Each character is as real as a sibling. This film is a treatise on western culture, a critique of civilisation, an exploration of hypocrisy. The psychology of this film captures the complexity of human nature. Visually the film is spectacular, each set crafted perfectly with one of the simplest yet best soundtracks ever. To have not seen this film is to be a philistine.