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What a movie!,
This review is from: The Fall [DVD] (DVD)
Yes there are definitely beautiful colors and light and landscapes and locations in this movie. And fortunately there is much more to enjoy in this movie than just the amazing visuals.
The movie shows us a broken-hearted stuntman Roy that finds himself utterly dispirited while he is hospitalized because he was injured after a fall, or maybe because he might also feel suicidal. In this hospital, set in the 1920s, he meets the 6-year old girl Alexandria, also hospitalized there.
This meeting enlivens him somewhat and he gradually begins to tell her a story which sort of grows into an epic.
We hear what he tells her and we see how she pictures it.
The interaction between Roy and Alexandria is the living heart of this movie and is plainly endearing - so real and natural.
The Epic is interrupted with happenings in the hospital, most of which make more sense than it seems at first sight.
The story of the Epic is a bit simple and at first I found the motivations of the main characters shallow or flawed - but when it dawned that the Epic is Roy's story (and not a story standing on its own) then all happened to fit seamlessly. It is not the bones of the story that makes it so appealing but the flesh on them (which reveals the inner life of the story-teller).
You will come to share Alexandria's curiosity how it will develop. The last 15 minutes of the Epic are truly intense and heartbreaking.
This movie appears to be not only psychologically sound (concerning the inner dynamics of Roy and Alexandria) but it is (for me) also indisputably an authentic artistic achievement, displaying a memorable and intense catharsis.
I cannot help finding myself to admire 'The fall' in so many ways.
This movie is a real flower. Sincere thanks to Tarsem for the creative efforts!