What is wrong with this kid? It's 1919, he's the son on an American diplomat, he dresses like a girl, throws inexplicable tantrums, and no amount of discipline can bring him under control. The ending is somewhat obtuse and the dramatic music and camera techniques don't serve to make it less so, but overall I thought the movie made a statement. I liked the music score, but I admit sometimes I thought it overdone. Some very good acting and cinematography. I don't know why people think it was slow moving. It was the right pace for what it was. For me, it held my attention and challenged my mind, which is what a film should do. It isn't what I would call art house, though I suppose it does push a few boundaries. It certainly isn't not Hollywood. That's not a bad thing in my book, but if you are led to expect that because of a few "Hollywood" actors then be warned. In some ways it made me think of Bertolucci's "the Conformist," though also very different. 4 our of 5.

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