I liked it, but yeah... it is certainly a "quiet" movie different from anything else, except maybe a silent movie. The one thing I did think was rather perplexing... Spoiler Why in the hell would you even want to get pregnant again, knowing that there was probably no doctor, midwife or hospital anywhere around? I mean she did get pregnant long after the little boy died, right? AND the glowing fact that a baby being born is certainly going to cry and make noise constantly... even if you jail the baby in a box in the cellar, with a mattress draped over the trapdoor 24/7. And you just know the kid is going to grow up to be a toddler again, and not understand that battery-operated toys are noisy! Were the parents that daft? The first 30 minutes are the toughest to sit through, but it does get a lot better after that.