I have looked forward to this for a long time because Eva Green is such an amazing actress and the premise sounds interesting. Green makes the best of a thinly sketched role; the film would have been unwatchable without her. We know practically nothing about her character's life, what makes her proud, what are her regrets. Alicia Vikander has an Oscar but in truth she is a very limited actress. I just watched two seasons of "Mary Kills People," about euthanasia in Canada, which is so much more philosophically complex regarding the issue; lead actress Caroline Dhavernas would have been terrific in the Vikander role. The sister character is an artist, a photographer. That reminds me of another film about the life and death of a woman: Christopher Munch's _The Sleepy Time Gal_, which in its quiet way carries enormous depth and devastating power; it is a cinematic great American Novel on an intimate scale. Skip this film and watch that instead -- you have to buy the DVD but you will not regret it.