I was very skeptical about the ambiguity, but before long I was completely sucked into the world through the interesting lead performances, entrancing score, and gorgeous (albeit decrepit) scenery. A concept with loads of potential that holds all the rules of its world very close to its chest - but despite the flaws, the questions, and any convolution, I still enjoyed it. A great debut from Kleiman.
A wonderfully acted, strange and often maddening film. For an hour or so I was really giving this film the benefit of the doubt - helped largely by the powerful performances by both Vincent Cassel and Jeremy Chabriel - but by the end its story was too restrained and too guarded for me. 2.5