I found this film to be a minor masterpiece. It incorporates Girard, Shakespeare, how uncertainty eases deals, and some interesting and possibly true claims about two vs. three-person bargaining games. It is a deep and politically incorrect question to ask why the movie does not start with the Coase theorem already working. I cannot reveal its Straussian propositions about “loser men” without spoiling the plot surprises.
Note: the characters in the film do not seem to consume much information.