Want something different? Something visually stunning? Get hold of The Fall. I’d never heard of it until recently and gave it a go last night. Wow…from the opening sequence to the very last one, you will be hooked purely because you never know how this is all going to unfold.
Very briefly, the story is about an injured stuntman Roy (Lee Pace) who, restricted to his bed, befriends a young girl Alexandria (Catinca Untaru) and starts telling her a story during their daily visits. The movie weaves “reality” i.e. the hospital/story telling part with the “imagination” i.e. the life of the story. The “story” world scenes are absolutely magnificent – from the scenery to the stunning costumes. And the soundtrack together with the vivid sound effects enhanced the whole experience. I love the way the child’s reality influences her imagination and how the two worlds constantly reference each other. I guess just the way our imagination works. As for Catinca Untaru‘s acting…absolutely outstanding.
Don’t be fooled though – it is not a light, children’s movie just because it is about a man telling a small girl a story. It gets quite dark at times.