I revisited this film last night. I haven't seen it since its debut in 1991. I have a different appreciation for it now. Loosely based on Shakespeare's King Henry IV, the two story lines running parallel to one another, are one of privilege and boredom, and the other of desperation and necessity.
The film houses both the grit and beauty of life, poignantly highlighted by the cinematography, becoming a writing of its own in images, movement, and in sound. -tM