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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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Bill
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Sadie
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Gary Fields
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Travis
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Will
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Eric
Melanie Yeats ...
Cathy
Peter Kawasaki ...
Business Man 1
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Bussines Man 2
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Mr. Curtis
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Tricia / Woman in Bar
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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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Rated R for some violent content | See all certifications »
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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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When Gary (Timothy Hutton) is watching television, a narrator is giving information about some footage being shown. The date that the footage took place on is August 16, 1960. This is the same day Hutton was born. See more »

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Written by Billy Corgan
Performed and Recorded by Billy Corgan
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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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