Adapted from a novel by Martin Booth, this is a quiet film; there is little action, minimal dialog, and a subdued soundtrack. It is most certainly a great film to look at -- the Italian village setting both quaint and mysterious -- but I'm not at all certain it's a great film to watch. The main character is complex, but George Clooney portrays him as simple and one-dimensional, often appearing on screen as if he doesn't understand the role he is playing at all.
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