A very pretentious and melodramatic film that takes a good novel ,and butchers it to the point of pointing out all the subtleties and removing everything that was obvious. It's a soap opera with no style, class, or intelligence whatsoever. The actors of course do the best they can with a terrible script and so does the director. However, the score is award-worthy. The script is so muddled between criticizing avarice,the troubles of arranged marriage, and a character portrait of a wounded character. It takes away from Canadian cinema although box-office numbers say otherwise even though the actor and the score deserve so much better.