The picture was fantastic, the faces and the acting were superb. A nice film which talks about loss, love, loneliness, finding ownself, relationships, sacrifice and death. I never read the book and maybe I should have had but what I didn't like in this film was the silent moments which I think served no purpose. I enjoy those moments in films where silent scenes underline feelings, meanings and play an important role in the plot..but in this film there were a lot of silent scenes that had no role to play. I was told the book described the feelings and thoughts during these silent scenes. A nice film but it had the potential to be much better.