I guess this film is kind of interesting, the representational style that the director uses to seemingly blend the past with present conditions is great and the noticeable artistic flair is visually stunning. The plot is pretty basic, but the film works on multiple levels and I can really admire that since it sort of takes a simple premise and transcends what the film should end up being. The dialogue is great and the conflicts are fairly exciting, though I felt as if the film drug on a bit too much and even two days later I have trouble remembering specific details rather than just a host of beautiful images, so I guess that's also pretty telling. I was not engaged the whole time and the film is a bit daunting despite clocking in at less than two hours, but the end is magnificent and works nicely. The voice over is a mixed bag, always serving a purpose but sometimes feeling a bit too heavy handed or coming off as an easy go around instead of having the camera show what was being said. The acting is pretty bad all around too, many of the leads are too vocal and the performances come off as over acted to the extreme. Technically it's a great film, sadly I took little enjoyment from anything that was not technical or intangible. 3.298704382453321543.