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What is love? Where does it comes from? If it is the primal drive that Freud said it is, why then would we not consummate it at the first possible instance? Why is there a need for a courtship ritual?
While this is a close study on the subject, it unfortunately shies away from many tough questions. Painted with beautiful camera work, it grosses over issues like the difficulty of sustaining a relationship, why people abandon their children? This would have been a great melodramatic 3 hankies if the director had ended the movie earlier. With a neat Hollywood style resolution, the director had simply dumped reality for a happy ending.
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