This dreary, rural, psychological revenge thriller is made with bits and pieces of symbolism, grief, anger, and tension that fit together to make an effective movie. The landscape looks worn away and broken like the lives of the people living there, and every scene is well selected to amplify mood. Sound performances all the way around with convincing characters; not many of the characters or their stories are completely fleshed out, but we learn enough about everyone to see how they fit into the story. The events going back and forth from '47 to '77 are not a confusing or convoluted mystery, and while not everything is revealed immediately, the whole story is eventually told. The use of ritual, stage magic, and symbolism are clever plot devices. Although there are mysterious elements in this movie, this isn't a kind of mystery I feel compelled to see again to find what I mhisssed, since everything seems overt, and frankly, not overly complicated to figure out. That doesn't mean a movie has to be complicated to be enjoyed. This movie has no wasted scenes, which is always a boon. All the movie's symbolism along with the performances, locations, and settings give it a flavor of its own, making it worth watching.