• Publication date: October 31, 2013

The Fall

A little-known gem of a movie, ‘ The Fall’ takes place in an 1920s hospital ward, and between two people; Roy a stuntman paralyzed after a fall, and Alexandria a little immigrant girl with a broken arm and a wild and beautiful imagination. Trying to gain Alexandria’s trust, Roy begins to spin an elaborate tale with creatures and places …

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2006

MBC Max:

October 31, 2013 16:30 (KSA) ~ October 31, 2013 15:30 (CLT)

A little-known gem of a movie, ‘ The Fall’ takes place in an 1915 hospital ward, and between two people; Roy Walker (Lee Pace) a stuntman paralyzed after a fall, and Alexandria (Catinca Untaru) a little immigrant girl with a broken arm and a wild and beautiful imagination. Trying to gain Alexandria’s trust, Roy begins to spin an elaborate tale with creatures and places, but in reality he wants Alexandria to get him some morphine pills for him to overdose on.

Roy's tale starts with five heroes: a silent Indian warrior (Jeetu Verma); Otta Benga (Marcus Wesley), a muscular former slave named; an Italian explosives expert called Luigi (Robin Smith), a surreal version of Darwin (Leo Bill) sporting a pet monkey, and the masked swashbuckling bandit. Odious (Daniel Caltagirone), an evil ruler has wronged all five, who come together in seeking revenge. Number six becomes a mysterious mystic. As the tale becomes a collaborative effort Roy assumes the persona of the masked bandit, while Alexandria becomes his daughter.

Yet the closer Roy’s one-track mind gets to the notion of suicide, the darker and grimmer the story becomes. Yet Alexandria’s imagination can still add light to the tale…

Starring:

  • Lee Pace
  • Catinca Untaru
  • Jeetu Verma
  • Marcus Wesley
  • Robin Smith
  • Leo Bill
  • Daniel Caltagirone

Directed by:  Tarsem Singh

Rating:  R for some violent images.