Like the other reviewers, I often researched over the years to see if this film had been released on video or dvd . It was seldom shown on TV. I was very pleased therefore to see this issue. I was also very happy to find that my fond memory of this poignant story was not misconceived.
The background to the tale is told by another reviewer at length so suffice to say it is a very moving story that is well acted with the countryside playing its role.
In its enjoyment, the whole adds up to so much more than the parts. This may have a lot to do with the fact that like most succesful stories it shares with the viewer some aspect of their own experience. In this case it is the the way chance can shape our lives and loves.
Forget any quibles over the dvd aspect ratio raised by other reviewers.I did not experience any and I suspect the power of the experience will outweigh any perceived problem in this respect. Buy the film and don't forget the tissues.