The story was an interesting interwoven character sketch. Some characters were poorly written or acted but the overall effect was interesting. The ending of the film, however, really smacked of eith running out of time or out of money, rather than a conscious and crafted conclusion. The director toyed with several plot lines, [self-delusion, betrayal, conspiracy, insular community, etc] but did not do justice to any of them. Good try, but a better director or screenplay would have been more satisfying. There is a difference between leaving the audience to draw its own conclusions and just leaving the audience with a lot of unresolved threads and bewilderment.