This film oozes texture and mood. The production is amazing. It feels more like a glimpse into the past, rather than actors and crew recreating it. The music and sound design create a dreamy lull where you don't mind so much that the characters are morally reprehensible. More art house than action, it is gritty and brutal, yet thought provoking, yet thrilling. More than any of these things, Marketa Lazarova is a visual and auditory marvel.