Lined up against these fears and concerns, one thing gave him and his wife a sense that there might be something of worth here, even if it was difficult for them to see or appreciate. “I was extremely moved by Susie in the film,” he says. “There was something so raw and honest about it. An excruciating reluctance to be there in front of the camera but an openheartedness too. A terrible need. And she felt the same way—she loved me but hated herself in the film.” Ultimately, Cave didn't ask for any cuts.