This clever play takes on the serious subject of past pain and unforgiveness. Through his use of humor, Alexander McCall Smith addresses how "reasonable and educated" people can become sucked into prejudice and unforgiveness. It is respectful of people's hurts while still challenging them to move forward.
There are books of the same chemical composition as dynamite. The only difference is that a piece of dynamite explodes once, whereas a book explodes a thousand times. ― Yevgeny Zamyatin
The narrator takes a look at Semiotics/Structuralism in film, Female and Gay directors, Production, Publicity and Consumption, the nature of National cinema and analyzes Genres in brief. The list is not complete, of course. I've learnt a lot.