Vince, no, i still disagree with you on the relationship developing. (or maybe I'm still blinded by the movie ) I believe he tried to uncover it now, but the woman's character called for her to be wary of people. Besides, how is she going to just start blabbing her story to the first person who comes along when she has been bottling up everything inside her and is suffering from extreme self guilt? No! (besides that would have made the movie longer and you know how we complain when the moives are too long, no matter how well done it is) I thought it was a little bit hurried.The hunter could have been a little more patient with her,coaxing her to reveal her secrets. It neccessarily would not have made the movie longer.Maybe i exaggerated by saying that i would've used more than half the movie,but a little more time should have been given the two in my opinion. Don't forget that the hunter was not just anybody to her.She saw him as her "rising sun" the first time she saw him,which meant that she already felt closer to him than to any other living being at that time because of that.He meant more to her than any other in the village. So she would have opened to him if he had been made to be gentle and patient with her. I would have made the hunter draw her into his entourage and made her stay with him throughout his shows.Each time he gets a break in between shows,he can then spend time trying to unravel her mystery. That would have generated some drama because of the way the villagers saw the woman and the fact that the hunter or should i say show marksman did not give two hoots about what the others think about her. That would've added another dimension to the plot that would've made it more beautiful.I would've done it that way anyway,but the movie was quite an achievement as it is now.