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Falling (2006)

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In Barbara Albert's FALLING, five independent women are reunited for the funeral of a beloved teacher. As the five women reconnect, a day of sober mourning turns into a night of sybaritic celebration. From the director of FREE RADICALS!

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Nina Proll ...
Nina
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Brigitte
Kathrin Resetarits ...
Carmen
Ursula Strauss ...
Alex
Gabriela Hegedüs ...
Nicole
Ina Strnad ...
Daphne
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Norbert
Darina Dujmic ...
Sandra
Angelika Niedetzky ...
The bride's friend (as Angelika Nidetzky)
Simon Hatzl ...
Stefan
Christian Strasser ...
Manfred
Erich Knoth ...
Patrick
Noemi Fischer ...
Margot
Fritz Hammel ...
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Hary Prinz ...
Kurt
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In Barbara Albert's FALLING, five independent women are reunited for the funeral of a beloved teacher. As the five women reconnect, a day of sober mourning turns into a night of sybaritic celebration. From the director of FREE RADICALS!

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€2,000,000 (estimated)

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$509 (USA) (29 June 2007)

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$509 (USA) (29 June 2007)
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3 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One way to judge if a movie is worth the time viewing is to examine it in terms of a consistent index which weighs the variables. On a scale of 1 to 10, we find the following. The acting rates a 6 simply because it is too uneven, and, at best, is television quality. The sets are nothing more than ordinary scenes, which, in some cases, appear to be things in the camera's view, meriting a 4. The dialog is actually quite good (an 8), and it is appropriate to the ordinariness of the characters. The plot seems disconnected (a 4), and it is difficult to get a good story from an episodic plot. The characters are very ordinary, causing one critic to see the film as a combination of THE BIG CHILL and SEX IN THE CITY. With this type of endorsement, it is difficult to give the characters more than a 6. The continuity in the film causes ups and downs from ordinary partying to philosophical proclamations which appear to have no relation (3 for continuity). Artistry, the final variable seems generally absent, probably because it is difficult to overcome the ordinary facets of the film, thereby meriting no more than a 3. In the final analysis, it is the very ordinary elements which make this an ordinary film. It is indeed difficult to make a silk purse from a sow's ear. Left Elbow Average: just below 5.


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