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Fall (2008)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 208385762
UPC: 043396265608
UPC 14: 00043396265608
Rating: Game Rating Code
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The unlikely friendship between a 5 year old girl and a hollywood stuntman creates a dazzling world of magic and myth - changing both their lives forever.
Editor's Note
After creating the visually impressive film THE CELL in 2000, director Tarsem Singh dropped his last name to become simply Tarsem. His follow up, THE FALL, is just as beautiful as his previous work and features a stamp of approval from David Fincher and Spike Jonze. Like those celebrated directors, Tarsem got his start in the highly visual medium of music videos, and THE FALL is appropriately one of the most striking films to hit the screen in recent memory. Set in Los Angeles in 1915, the story revolves around a five-year-old girl (Catinca Untaru) named Alexandria, who wanders around a hospital after breaking her arm. There she meets bedridden Roy (Lee Pace of PUSHING DAISIES), a Hollywood stuntman who is paralyzed after an ill-fated attempt to impress a woman. Roy beguiles Alexandria with a tale that mirrors his own failed romance but his imagination takes it to new levels. People in the hospital appear in the story à la THE WIZARD OF OZ, but it's a surreal, fantastic epic that enchants Alexandria and convinces her to bring morphine pills to Roy so he can commit suicide.

Based on the Bulgarian film YO HO HO, THE FALL is an excellent example of a triumph of style over substance. The plot is interesting and the acting is solid--particularly the work from first-time Romanian actress Untaru--but it's hard to pay attention to any of that when Colin Watkinson's cinematography and Ged Clarke's production design are so stunning. Though Tarsem is working in a vein similar to Guillermo del Toro and Terry Gilliam, THE FALL is a uniquely gorgeous work that will impress anyone who values beauty in film.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/18/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 117 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2008
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 26560
Video UPC UPC: 00043396265608
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Marcus Wesley
Video Cast Info Catinca Untaru
Video Cast Info Sean Gilder
Video Cast Info Leo Bill
Video Cast Info Justine Waddell
Video Cast Info Lee Pace
Video Cast Info Julian Bleach
Video Cast Info Jeetu Verma
Video Cast Info Emil Hostina
Video Cast Info Robin Smith
Video Cast Info Daniel Caltagirone
Video Cast Info David Fincher - Presenter
Video Cast Info Tarsem - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Robert Duffy - Editor
Video Cast Info Colin Watkinson - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Ajit Singh - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Tommy Turtle - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Eiko Ishioka - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Tarsem - Producer
Video Cast Info Spike Jonze - Presenter
Video Cast Info Krishna Levy - Composer
Video Cast Info Valeri Petrov - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Ged Clarke - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Dan Gilroy - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Nico Soultanakis - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Tarsem - Director

Professional Reviews

USA Today
3 stars out of 4 -- "The surrealistic visuals in this ambitious film are unlike anything you're likely to see or have seen....It's the masterful cinematography and otherworldly locations that leave a lasting impression..." 05/09/2009

"[F]ull of visual bedazzlement and wonder....A multi-leveled, smart, jaw-droppingly beautiful, big-hearted piece of entertainment..." 05/09/2008

3 stars out of 5 -- "Music video director Tarsem has built on a talent for knock-out fantasy visuals last showcased in 2000's THE CELL. THE FALL looks like nothing on Earth..." 11/01/2008 p.78

Chicago Sun-Times
"[A]n extravagant visual orgy, a free fall from reality into uncharted realms." 12/05/2008

Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "Tarsem has perfected an eye-popping marvel....A parade of spectacular, CGI-free setpieces..." 01/01/2009 p.153

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Untaru,Catinca
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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