i don't think that when i watched this film i expected to be very moved.
however, the acting, heart-crunching plot, and fantastic scope of the film were able to prove me very, very wrong.
it's not often i say that i form an emotional connection or have sympathy for a character, but in this film, i absolutely did. following three distinct periods in the main character's life and the intense hardships that came with those times, the film basically gives a raw depiction of how harsh and unforgiving life can be.
oh, and also, the ending was what i can only describe as perfect.