The Fall (2006)

This is a gorgeous film using a child's viewpoint to interpret the pain of an adult.

I sanitarium in early 20th century California houses an injured stuntman whose lover left him and a young girl who has a broken leg. She has a vivid imagination and he has some pain to release which he does by recounting his story as an epic with outlandish heroes playing their parts in outlandish landscapes.

There is plenty of comedy to juxtapose the drama - and there is some heavy drama to be sure. The cinematography and design makes the film more like an art gallery of primary colours and texture.

I only critique the pacing. It was held up at some spots. Thoroughly an extraordinary work.

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