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I found the book intriguing ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11481483 ), and peeked into the TV-movie that aired recently ( http://www.imdb.com/---/combined ); it's well done, but because of that the raw emotion of the family members was rather hard to watch...

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I found the book intriguing ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11481483/ ), and peeked into the TV-movie that aired recently ( http://www.imdb.com/---/combined ); it's well done, but because of that the raw emotion of the family members was rather hard to watch...
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I was riveted by the book, but some friends in the States said the film was ok but it should have been a mini-series, that there was too much to put into a 2-hour film.

Are you saying that the real-life family members were part of it?
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Are you saying that the real-life family members were part of it?


That I don't know - though, given the whole point of the story, it'd be awfully ironic if they weren't at least consulted! I was referring to the portrayals of the family members - some excellent acting there.

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