THE FALL is an absolutely breathtaking and heartbreaking movie that deserves a wide audience.
Indian Director Tarsem Singh, creator of the widely panned but visually interesting THE CELL starring Jennifer Lopez, also produced the powerful R.E.M. video "Losing My Religion."
Singh spent five years and a great deal of his money making THE FALL -- without studio help or interference. He filmed scenery on five different continents as backdrops for the fantasy story at the heart of this film.
This is one of those movies with two levels. One level is a Catholic hospital staffed by incredibly symathetic and loving doctors and nurses in 1920s Los Angeles. Two of its most intriguing patients are a young stuntman who has emerged paralyzed and morose from his first job. The other is a five-year-old Gypsy girl recovering from an arm broken while picking oranges with her migrant parents.
Roy (Lee Pace) entertains Alexandria (Catinka Untaru) by spinning a marvelous tale about Governor Odious and the five men - including Charles Darwin and his monkey - marooned on a desert island, each determined to seek revenge against Odious for different reasons.
Catinka Untaru is a young Romanian actress with amazing talent. I guarantee that you will be both awed and moved by her performance.