You can recognize an excellent foreign language film when at the end you suddenly realize you had been reading subtitles! Anything that engaging is obviously a testament to the excellent acting, direction & editing. Had the film been too slow, the music inappropriate, or the story not reflected so well by movement, expression, and voiceless storytelling, the brain would have been taken away from the memorizing story and been reminded that I was reading subtitles rather than being told a fascinating story. I guess I was suddenly fluent in Danish! The nice thing about history is that it reminds us that lives never simply disappear, there is always a trace influencing the future. I always wish the dead could see the ultimate value of their lives. It was lucky that the real story was written and passed along so it could make such a direct impact. It was interesting to see that Denmark, always viewed as very progressive, had the same bleak systems in the beginning. Even though the US had a birth from revolution it still had the same sort of system relying on slavery, indentured servitude, and "marriage" until each of those systems were changed by different forms of rebellion, even the personal quiet ones. When I hear (read) people complain about subtitles, I do think there are some very bad subtitled movies, but it's because it just wasn't a good movie and the subtitling really underscored how bad it was.