"No, thought the philosophising was absolutely crucial to the moral dillema of the film, at the end of the film (Were we meant to judge him? He said- when he hears the call of love, he just can't resist ir: he was a cosnientious objector... who went to prison, a bit smug, unreliable and arrogant maybe, but that's all... It ended in a mess, which is like life sometimes
Thought the poetry added to it.
The star was Elle Fanning, as we watched the not-yet-ready-for-the-adult-world adolescence slowly peel away from her very alive eyes... all a bit too soon for her..."