I went to see this film back in 2006 on a total whim. I did not know what it was about nor had I heard anything about it previously. I was pleasantly surprised. Although the cinema was empty and it was only me and a friend watching it, it still hit big. It starts off quite slowly, although it does draw you in plot wise. When it hits the final scenes is when you realise that it is something special, and the total control it has on your emotions is astounding. To me, it almost seemed like a film of twos. Two seperate parts – the beginning which was passive and undramatic, more of a telling of someones life than anything else, and the end – the most dramatic ending to a film I think I could possible imagine. It’s also in two and the protagonist has two sides to his character. In public he is shy and retiring, while as the leader of the dandies he is confident, sensible and organised. I loved this film and although I haven’t seen any of the directors other films, I would sure like to!