The famous melancholic title song opens the film and lets us know that memories, even of difficult times of past events can seem romantic and rosy sometimes but the reality of what has happened to us may not always be what we expected in life. In the film two people meet and fall in love, very much in love. Slowly we see how a seemingly little thing which is unnoticeable at first creeps into their lives scene by scene. It is a thing called alcohol which takes over their lives completely as this beverage can with the unlucky few until they are nearly destroyed by it because they do not have the ability to control it. One of the lovers survives the ordeal and is able to overcome the sickness known as alcoholism but it is left for us to think about what happens to the one who just can’t overcome it, at least, maybe, not yet. What will be the fate of that one. Their love is still deep despite the horrendous things they go through but, at the end, the life of one who cannot do without a drink will have to change if their love is going to survive. Will it be easy? Will their love survive, too?
Filmed nominated for 4 academy awards. Academy award for Best Original Song.
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