“In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman (Pace) begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm (Untaru), a fantastical story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances.” -imdb
You truly do yourself a disservice by not seeing The Fall. The film is gorgeous with vivid imagery and wondrous depth, shot in 18 different countries around the world. Lee Pace and Catinca Untaru are pure magic. The Fall has everything you could want: action, beauty, humor, and heart. We are so pleased the Spike Jonze and David Fincher pushed Tarsem Singh to share his imagination with us via this film.
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Saw it, loved it, bought the DVD and promptly reconfigured my DVD player because, of course, it wasn’t available in an Australian region release. Never mind: Stupid Shall Not Conquer.
Brilliant film, with some of the finest cinematic imagery I’ve seen in years interwoven with fine storytelling. At times it veers dangerously close to sentimentality, but the energy and pace and visual glory of the meta-story not only rescue the work, but lift it into the realms of the classics. I’ve already re-watched it twice, and will probably put it on my very short list of films that can be seen repeatedly without wearing out their welcome.
The amount of depth in this film cements it as a favorite of mine. Next to the intense visuals and the sometimes startling imagery, this is really one that if you missed, you’re missing out.
I am totally on board. I discovered this movie this past winter and fell in love with it. It was the first time (to use a cliche) that I watched a movie and then immediately played it again all the way through. All the acting is beautiful, but Catinca Untaru is awesome. The love between Pace and Untaru is deep and moving despite being platonic love between a man and a little girl — they really seem more like best friends than anything else. The cinematography nearly gave me a stroke. The end (or the part just before the end) made me cry like a fucking baby. I can’t recommend this movie highly enough.
I couldn’t agree with you more. I also fell in love the first time that I saw it and count myself lucky for getting the chance to see it in a theater.
This is one that I go back and watch every once in a while and it gets better every time.