"-My death is certain tomorrow!
-But your alive today"
It's only about gold and war. Greed and power. And in a world like that love is just another word for the male sexual desire, one that you just take but never give. Tourneur filters this male-centered worldview critically through the presence of two intelligent woman. One hates the love she has because it is a one-sided affair and the other one believes in the power of her emotion, to sacrifice herself for it, and at the end the hero…