Great film all around, but the final ending just didn't do it for me..

As soon as he was "cockfighter of the year" he could talk, I understood how he handed his heart over to her in form of the chicken head, but as soon as his partner announced his redemption. I was hoping he would say more to her or us, than just, "she loves me" And let her walk away?
this film was definitely unresolved, what's next for Frank as a now redeemed man, or his relationship with her, or his partners. I have trouble believing he was silent for that long only to be that simple and lazy after all.