The Fall, a movie by Tarsem Singh (director of Jennifer’s Lopez “The Cell” and inumerous music videos, most notably REM’s “Losing My Religion”) was completed in 2006, but not released until now. Visually stunning it was plagued by distribution issues, and it was largely financed by Singh himself.
The movies follows Roy Walker, a silent cinema stuntman (Lee Pace of “Pushing Daisies”) paralyzed in a fall on the job, as he charms Alexandria (Catinca Untaru) a little girl who’s a fellow patient (all she has is a broken arm), and begins telling her a fantasy story with characters based on other patients. In return, he requests morphine tablets the girl is able to steal from the hospital’s medicine supply; it’s with these pills that he plans to end his own life.
While the setup may be simple, the story Roy tells is not; it grows increasingly more complex, convoluted, and far fetched as he tells it, with abrupt changes in mood, setting and character. The film was shot in South Africa, Argentina, China, Chile, Italy, the Czech Republic, Spain, the Maldives, Egypt, Indonesia, Brazil, Fiji, Namibia, Turkey, Romania and India throughout 4 years.
Official Movie site: http://www.thefallthemovie.com/