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Falling (2006)

Fallen (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama | 8 September 2006 (Austria)
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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Barbara Albert

Writer:

Barbara Albert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Proll ... Nina
Birgit Minichmayr ... Brigitte
Kathrin Resetarits Kathrin Resetarits ... Carmen
Ursula Strauss ... Alex
Gabriela Hegedüs Gabriela Hegedüs ... Nicole
Ina Strnad Ina Strnad ... Daphne
Georg Friedrich ... Norbert
Darina Dujmic Darina Dujmic ... Sandra
Angelika Niedetzky Angelika Niedetzky ... The bride's friend (as Angelika Nidetzky)
Simon Hatzl ... Stefan
Christian Strasser Christian Strasser ... Manfred
Erich Knoth Erich Knoth ... Patrick
Noemi Fischer Noemi Fischer ... Margot
Fritz Hammel Fritz Hammel ... Civil servant
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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Sonne
Written by Gunnar Spies, Ingo Puls, Mieze Katz
Performed by Mia
Courtesy of SonyBMG Music and R.O.T. Records
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Four widows and a wedding
13 February 2008 | by richard_sleboeSee all my reviews

Michael is dead. So is Austro rap idol Falco. Falco leaves behind millions of grieving fans. In Michaels case, it comes down to four ex-girlfriends in various degrees of rage and mourning. As Nina, Brigitte, Carmen, and Nicole meet at Michael's funeral, they find they all have some unfinished business with the dead man or, more precisely, with each other. It's a promising setup, but it's going nowhere. There's simply too much nostalgia and too little character development. Also, I was confused by the fact that Barbara Albert mixes footage of varying quality and provenance (color, b/w, video) seemingly at random. So despite fine performances, especially by acclaimed theater actress Birgit Minichmayr and small-screen regular Nina Proll, I walked away with mixed feelings. If you like the idea of a thirty-something all-girl ensemble cast, check out "Schöne Frauen" instead, a much better movie with the added charm of QueenBee's wonderful soundtrack. For girls with a criminal record, rent "Bandits", and if you like them young, try Jan Peter's "Over the rainbow". If the girls should also be witches and include Sandra Bullock, I suggest "Practical Magic" or "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood". If you don't know what you like, you might even consider "Boys on the Side". Is this a full-service comment or what?


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Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

8 September 2006 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Lower Austria, Austria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$509, 1 July 2007

Gross USA:

$509

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,484
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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