April 10, 2009

The Fall: Spectacular

It is not very often that you see a movie that mesmerizes. Not with fancy action sequeces and extravagant actors but by pure simplicity of direction and breathtalking locations
Yesterday I got to see "The Fall", a 2006 movie by Tarsem Singh and was blown away by the sheer visual strength of the movie. The locations are stunning ranging from a Los Angeles hospital to the palaces of udaipur.
The story is set in in the 1920s,a stuntman loses his legs in a bad stunt and is recuperating in the Hospital. When his Girlfriend runs away with the leading man from the movie, he decides to end his life.
Here he meets a little cute girl Alexandria, who is there with a broken arm. He tries to persuade her to get him a lethal dose of morphine by tellling her an "epic story". She gets captivated by it and imagines how it looks like. That is what we see on screen.

The pace of the story is a bit slow but this movie was not made for us action lovers anyway. All in all a beautiful movie with spectacular visuals.The girl Catinca Untaru(Romanian) steals the show with her innocent portrayal of alexrandia.

A movie like this comes along very rarely and shoudn't be missed.

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