Let’s just say that the situation doesn’t end well for the kidnapped professor or for our hero’s brother. But this latter casualty gives our hero the chance to speak poetically at the gravesite. His speech and he are both rather beautiful in this scene.
Two other aspects of the film I would like to laud. The title sequence pictured above was really quite interesting (all those tiny squares of colour are actually head shots of individuals), and the traditional folk song at the beginning of the film was truly lovely. I think I’m going to have to track it down and listen to it again and again. Kangna, it was called, and I could only find a version removed from the images of the muscians performing it. UPDATE! I found a better version of the song with the musicians in studio: