The Falls (1980)

The Falls


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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Special Interest
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Written By: Peter Greenaway
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On DVD: Apr 11, 2006
British Film Institute


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The Falls turns cinema into a puzzle or game-one that Greenaway continues to play, with increasing indifference to the amusement of lesser minds.

Full Review… | July 5, 2007
Village Voice
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | March 15, 2003
Washington Post
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The film is deranged and hypnotic.

Full Review… | October 22, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The Falls is as unique as any film ever made.

Full Review… | April 21, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

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