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I'm afraid I am going against the main stream here, as I could never connect with the movie. For those raised with Western cinema, there is a great deal of cultural diversity here, granted; there is also the fact that the whole movie is shot in semi darkness and I lost who was doing what to whom a few times. I also have to say that I thought the use of the camera and of photography/lights/colours was quite intriguing. But I'm afraid cinematic virtuosity is not enough in my view to make a good movie; namely, I found the plot just too thin to sustain a compelling movie. Cinema remains for me, first and foremost, entertainment and this was for me plain boring.
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