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The Fall (1999)

In Budapest, the aspirant writer Adam Ellis from New York lives with the also American Lisa Warrington in an apartment that belongs to her chief József Kovács that Lisa worships. Kovács is ... See full summary »

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László Borbély ...
John
Antal Cserna ...
Anita Deutsch ...
Bara
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Márta Kiss
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Jo
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Justine (as Kati Gáti)
Zoltán Gera ...
Concierge
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Lisa Warrington
Ibolya Kotilla ...
Katalin
Ági Margitai ...
Éva (as Ági Margittai)
Kati Marton ...
Hedvid
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Tamás Puskás ...
Guy
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Bradley
Erika Sajgál ...
Klára
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In Budapest, the aspirant writer Adam Ellis from New York lives with the also American Lisa Warrington in an apartment that belongs to her chief József Kovács that Lisa worships. Kovács is a former communist and presently an entrepreneur hated by his compatriots. One day, a blonde is chased by two men in the subway and then on the streets; however she cuts the throat of one of them with a straight razor in a corridor in a building. Then she breaks in Adam's apartment to flee from the other man. She tries to seduce Adam and then she tells a strange story about her husband, her little daughter and Kovacs. Adam decides to help her but is the woman telling the truth? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Chased by secrets. Haunted by lies.

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Thriller

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Rated R for strong sexual content, violence and language | See all certifications »
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25 January 2000 (USA)  »

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beautiful location is overcome with clichés and leaden pace
9 February 1999 | by (Vancouver, BC) – See all my reviews

First off, I write off any film that uses a cat jumping on someone to startle the audience. Budapest makes a beautiful location and it's too bad Frost and Piddington don't make more of it as was done, for example, with Cannes in _Ronin_. The start of the film is very exciting, especially when the heroine runs into a car but deteriorates rapidly from there into cliché upon cliché (including the jumping cat - just out of curiosity, has anybody seen a cat ever do that to a person, and from where are they supposed to jump?). Perhaps it is the proliferation of clichés but the film cannot sustain the level of suspense shown in the beginning. And if you cannot figure the "surprise" prior to its unveiling I've got some swampland to show you in Florida.


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