One of the most incredible films ever made. I will love it even after my own death. Exceptional, flawless, impeccable, touching, vivid, and dreamy like a film from Miyazaki. Ermanno Olmi probably wanted to honour Pietro Germi's "Il Ferroviere": he ended up surpassing it.
One of the greatest films ever made. Saw it when I was in Berlin, broke, and down and out...and it revived and inspired me. I had never had such a peculiarly spiritual experience when watching a film and I was moved by Rutger Hauer's beautiful performance. As good (or even better!) than Joseph Roth's stunning short story on which this film is based. Marvelous achievement.