I don't think I've ever seen such a high caliber of acting skills as were displayed in this fine example of celluloid genius. The character development from start to finish was heartwarming and intriguing. What an original idea too! I mean, a Golden Bear! This movie would have to be ranked up there with Casablanca, Citizen Kane and Shawshank Redemption. Please people, honestly, this film is a cinematic suppository and you actually run a risk of decreased intellect by watching it. BEWARE!