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The Falls (1980)

Rating:No Rating
Release Date:January 1, 1980
Running time:185 minutes
Cast:Peter Westley, Aad Wirtz, Michael Murray, Lorna Poulter, Patricia Carr
Director:Peter Greenaway
Writer:Peter Greenaway
Distributor:British Film Institute

Description: After cutting his teeth on 14 years' worth of short subjects, director Peter Greenaway made his feature-film debut with the pseudo-documentary The Falls. The added length does nothing to dilute Greenaway's singular sense of the absurd. The story, if one can truly call it that, deals with a phenomenon involving birds and anacronymically known as V.U.E. The letters stand for Violent Unknown Event, and in the course of the film's hallucinatory 190 minutes we are introduced to 92 of the syndrome's victims whose names all begin with the letters F-A-L-L. This film is pure avant-garde and obviously not for all tastes.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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