The Ledge (2011)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  26 May 2011 (Belarus)
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A police officer looks to talk down a young man lured by his lover's husband to the ledge of a high rise, where he has one hour to contemplate a fateful decision.



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Complete credited cast:
Angela Lucetti
Chris (as Chris Gorham)
Frank (as Dean West)
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A thriller in which a battle of philosophies between a fundamentalist Christian and an atheist escalates into a lethal battle of wills. Ultimately, as a test of faith, or lack of it, the believer forces the non-believer onto the ledge of a tall building. He then has one hour to make a choice between his own life and someone else's. Without faith in an afterlife, will he be capable of such a sacrifice? Written by Foresight

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One life. One chance. One step.


Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for sexuality, language and some violent content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 May 2011 (Belarus)  »

Also Known As:

A Tentação  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,176 (USA) (8 July 2011)


$5,176 (USA) (8 July 2011)

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1.85 : 1
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The apartment number shown in the film, "212" is a reference to the birthday, February 12th, of Charles Darwin, who is the great-great-grandfather of the film's writer & director, Matthew Chapman. See more »


[first lines]
Det. Hollis Lucetti: Yeah, I'm not really sure I even want to do this. But this couple down at the precinct, they've been at me for this for a year now, and I've known them for 15 years, I mean, John and Jane Connelly, they're real good people, but you know, they can't have kids, so he goes, you know, "If I had a child I'd want to be like Hollis", aw shoot, I don't even know why...
Doctor: Mr. Lucetti. Mr. Lucetti.
Det. Hollis Lucetti: I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm just so nervous. This ain't my normal routine. You know, in a jar ...
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Referenced in Conan: An Atheist Named Faith (2011) See more »


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An excellent film with more than a hint of atheism at its core.
27 July 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Recently, I posted a piece about Matthew Chapman, the great-grandson of Charles Darwin, who has recently made a film with more than a hint of Atheism at its core; The Ledge (

I finally managed to watch this, and must say that even if I wasn't an atheist I would definitely have enjoyed it. It's a tightly paced thriller, with excellent performances from all involved, especially Patrick Wilson and Charlie Hunnam. A small cast, and a low budget do not a cheap film make, and with these restrictions Chapman has done an excellent job of making a movie with a message that is neither preachy nor boring.

I won't spoil the film by discussing the plot, but from the synopsis and trailer it's pretty obvious what the film is about. What makes it entertaining, rather than just the story, is the interaction between the characters and the way in which you are engaged with them as an outsider looking in.

If you're based in the UK, this film is hard to come by, but these instructions from the producer can help get the film seen by a wider international audience:

"the film is available internationally now, but BY REQUEST, so here's how to get theatres to request it! I just put up some instructions at , and thank you for any help you can give!

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