Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The film focuses on Alexandria (Catinca Untaru) and stuntman Roy (Lee Pace), both recovering in the same hospital. As a way of passing the time, Roy tells Alexandria a tale of adventure and revenge. However, there is a motive behind Roy's story.
It's heartbreaking to see Alexandria completely unaware of Roy's intents, more so when she learns of them. It's not that Roy thinks Alexandria is stupid but rather he wants someone who doesn't ask questions to help him. Roy doesn't regret what he does at first, but he most definitely does later on.
Now onto the technical aspects. The cinematography is gorgeous and adds to the beauty of the surreal imagery. The costumes are rich in vibrant color. The score is full of life. This film is the reason for why Blu-ray exists.
The Fall is a gorgeous film, both physically and emotionally. It's also a very devastating film. It may scream out "Art film!" in some scenes, but that's easy to overlook. It's just a marvel to watch.
My Rating: *****