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I do not understand how the present low IMDb score has come about. This movie is literature in moving images. Genuine, non-glamorous, mesmerizing. Camera work and direction are great. Director Julian Goldberger knows how to use very modest means to create maximum effect. Paul Giammatti is a phenomenal actor. He keeps you glued to the screen with his presence. Rusty Schwimmer as his sister is also very effective. But perhaps the most arresting character is that of the hawk. It adds an unsettled beauty to the film.
Most warmly recommended if you like 'adult' movies that steer away from Hollywood polishedness.
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