- Awesome Music: Featuring an original score by Michael Stearns and songs by Dead Can Dance. Some of the music is directly lifted from his 1988 album Encounter.
- Heartwarming Moments: The baboon serenely enjoying a hot spring in the middle of a cold winter. The eyes are so ancient and soulful, one would mistake him briefly for a wizened priest.
- Nightmare Fuel: The prison camps scenes. At one point, you can almost hear the distant screaming of women.
YMMV / Baraka