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I believe Von Trier tried to channel this love story through Tarkovsky's vision, but one of its major flaws is the dark, monotonous mise en scene in its first half that doesn't capture our attention the way it's supposed, adding to that the minimal dialogue rendered thin as air by its misused narrative. Still, it gets back on track in its second half, where we are at least allowed to a proper conclusion.