With a director from India, a child actress from Romania, a dreamy-looking leading man from Oklahoma and location shots from 18 incredibly stunning, story-book-lavish countries, “The Fall” isn’t so much an international film as a film about just one place — the tortured, triumphant human heart.
At first, it seems that “The Fall” of the title happened sometime before the movie started.
An adorable little immigrant girl named Alexandria (unforgettably played by Catinca Untaru) had fallen and broken her collarbone while helping her family pick oranges in the fields around Los Angeles, circa 1920.
While recovering in the hospital, Alexandria throws a note out of a second-story window, meant for Evelyn, her favorite nurse (Justine Waddell). But the note lands on the lap of a suicidal young stuntman named Roy (the truly excellent Lee Pace, who bravely holds his own in scenes with tiny Catinca).