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The beauty of this movie is that you, as the reader of the subtitles, are the only one who knows what is going on. The woman and the two men all speak different languages. It is a comedy of errors up until the end.
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Very good movie, following the outstanding acting and brilliant camera work. First of all, must say that this movie has gathered so many great actors that no great production Hollywood movie can match. Plot of the film is pretty catchy and behind it there are distinct social and political messages from the past that can reflect to now days as well. I liked this movie very much because it tends to be what film had been before and that is work of art. Even though modern in terms of composition this movie has some kind of impressionistic style, scenes longer than today movie standards suggest. We might agree that the movie could be shorter for an hour which would probably add more dynamics but then it would take most of the other beautiful things making it looks more like some Hollywood mediocre. All in all, considering the standards of this site I should give rate 10 to this film, at least. Knowing the standards however, I am not confused about so few comments on the movie and sooo low grade.
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