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The Fall

In a make believe world, anything is possible... Anyone can be a hero.

The movie "The Fall" is concept of director Tarsem Singh. This award winning director would probably be one of the best visual creators of our time. It is set in a 1920's Los Angeles hospital where a young injured girl (Alexandria) befriends a suicidal, heartbroken young man (Roy). They spend their days constructing "an epic tale of love and revenge". The little girl so engrossed with the tale that she never realizes that it was created to lure her in the young man's favor. In the end, he asks her to get her morphine so he can end his life.
The story might be unoriginal, loosely based on several stories, but that cannot be said of its director's talent. His gift of storytelling is magnificent. Every picture showing us his great style in capturing breath taking sights and dreamlike images. The film's shift from fantasy to reality is so swift, it is as if he is convincing us that our imagination is not fooling us.

The girl in this movie is so lovable. She is a natural that she somehow convinces you that she is as much an audience as you are. A captive in this fantastical story as much as a storyteller. Her naive foolishness charms you as much as it annoys you. You want to cry when she tries to convince Roy to let the remaining hero live, in which Roy says "There is no happy ending for me. This is my story." and Alexandria, in tears answers "and mine too!"

There's nothing much in the story, really. But if you're a fan of magic, fantasy, story telling and great pictures, it wouldn't really hurt your eyes to see this one.


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