This is one of those films that makes me feel so out of the loop. I hadn't even heard of it, my dad just had it at at the house. This is such a beautiful film, really beautiful and it has such an important message. I don't want to spoil the story, so if you haven't just watch it. I am going to get a copy of the book because I would just love to read it after seeing this. Also, this film has many of the same ideas as James Michener's book Bridge At Andau, which is a must read in my opinion.