Layered subtle performances by Gretta Scachi and a tour DE force performance by Daniel Criag make this a powerful hidden treasure of a film. Disturbing, and profoundly moving,politics and pathology mix in a period piece that moves like a modern thriller.
Almost a fable on the nature of love as well, this film crosses many genres; it is a love story,psychological thriller, and a historical ledger of a rogue trying to find his place in the world while battling his own demons. Greta Scachi's portrait of an an early feminist unsure of her own heart is one of the most intriguing of her career. I don't know how I missed this when it opened in theaters - it's a top notch film well worth seeing.
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