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more than a movie, it is a puzzle. more than a puzzle, it is a gorgeous mixture of image, set up and profound message. an old man, a young wife, the law, a shop. each in shields of a strange humor and as step to a precise science of detail. because it is a film of details and this fact could defines it as special, stupid or silly, a not complicated comedy or, maybe, a masterpiece. a film about sins in a wise manner. that fact is key of adventures, decisions and the seductive flavor of it. nothing new or complicated at first sigh. but useful. maybe only its spectacular beauty. a beauty who, in many moments, seems be magic.in its case, not the story is essential - it represents only the frame. but a kind of delicacy , from old times, to present it.
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