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When a Man Falls (2007)
"When a Man Falls in the Forest" (original title)

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The intertwining lives of three men reveal that each deal with his problems in different, self-destructive ways

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Gary Fields
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Eric
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Peter Kawasaki ...
Business Man 1
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The intertwining lives of three men reveal that each deal with his problems in different, self-destructive ways

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Over the course of a lifetime, a person sleeps about twenty years. Six of those years are spent dreaming.

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6 March 2009 (Mexico)  »

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Desires of a Housewife  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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very lucid dreaming
22 June 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie a lot. The opening scenes, focusing on shots of electrical leads unravelling, an alienated janitor, moving his hoover back & forth, show that this is the kinda of film which you may have to suspend judgement a little over what is happening and where it might be heading and perhaps look a little deeper at the symbolism. Inter-twining lives are not of course new but those of the three male leads, Bill, Gary & Travis & that of Karen are not so much connected by events but more by how they are dealing, or not dealing with, their various personal dilemmas & tragedies or just their own approaches to their lives. Beautifully shot, well acted & directed, this film has more than an air of surrealism & may be open to more interpretation of the dreams & realities & possibilities than perhaps you might think at first. Recommended.


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