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Judith

A beautifully crafted movie.Retribution comes by what is not said. Great direction.

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John

This movie demonstrates the power of understatement.

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E.A.

well-said!

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Chris

The same guilty conscience erupted among the sinners as Judas betrayed Jesus and couldn't settle it with himself...

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E.A.

Some of the cello music resembles the Jewish prayer, Kol nidrei, the prayer of atonement on Yom Kippur. I am not Jewish so I may be wrong but the Orthodox man and his grown son may be released by their obligation by returning to this village to bury someone. But there are no bodies to ...Read more

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David

This remarkable, complex study of prejudice, guilt, and xenophobia should be required viewing for all middle and high school students in our divided America. Set at the end of WWII in a small, isolated village in Hungary, the film revolves around two Jewish men who slowly enter the town ...Read more

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E.A.

I'm not sure why you say "ultimately unknown contents"? I have edited my initial comments
to eliminate the list of items in the symbolic burial but the contents are ultimately known -- perhaps
not by the towns people at the gate but by the two men who carted the trunks and by us. ...Read more

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David

Thank you for that reply. The word ultimately was misused and was intended to say something more like "initially.'. But I should have been more precise.

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E.A.

Thank you for clarifying. Of course, the contents are unknown for most of the film which
creates suspense both in the townspeople and the viewers. Superb film and like you said complex...

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WALTER

Absolutely superb

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Michael

Totally agree and goes to show that you can make a very interesting movie that keeps the viewer
hooked til the very end without much dialogue but the actions of the towns people tell the story.