I have to take a stand against the other comment I profoundly disliked. Yes, the film is bleak, and yes, it depicts the life of two criminals, father and son, who don't even know the ways of the world, but that makes it tragic, not cheap or vulgar. In fact, cinematography is extremely well-done - only to mention two of my favourite scenes: driving in a sleigh under the barren trees in winter and the reaping of hay in the face of a storm. It is true that 'like his father's life before him, his life had no meaning' (I believe the quote to be exact), but the wanderings of the main character in search of his father's murderer in order to exact revenge is a twisted and strange story, with love in the way which he abandons, with great opportunities he lets go of only to fulfill his obsession. Of course, the characters are the lowest of low-lifes, they leave a miserable life as thieves, smugglers, prostitutes, occasionally even murderers, but then, again, life may be like that and people may live (or choose to live) like that. And that can be (and, in this case, really is) art.
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