It's last 45 minutes are nothing but consistent exposition in contrast with the first 45 minutes which is drenched in mystery and uncertainty. This unbalance is easily it's worst trait but I also admire this odd and flawed structure. Aside from this element, the mystery's theme of fidelity and trust was obviously influenced by its post-war setting. It's characters are in the service of the plot and pretty forgettable
3.3 I enjoyed the first hour or so, it zips along at a fair pace and it shares a similar premise to Imamura's 1967 classic A Man Vanishes. Unfortunately the film begins to lose focus towards the denouement and fills in the blanks with a wordy "and then I did this and then I did that" style monologue.