The lady playing wife gives an amazing performance, most visible in the moments of mental torment and physical exhaustion. She's also so damn pretty, her and the rest of her family. Another good performance is the almost comic one by the lead perpetrator, whose few moments of talking with the audience (us) represent a rather daring directorial choice, given the seriousness of the situation. It's also a very welcome choice. The direction is excellent: see how the aftermath of a great loss is done, and see how touching the love between husband and wife is. The pacing is slow at times without being boring for a moment.